據《重庆市卫生志》记载，宽仁医院始建于1892年，是重庆医科大学附属第二医院的前身。1891年的秋天，美国基督教美以美会的医生马嘉里（Dr.Games.H.Mecaitney）从宜昌坐船来到重庆筹办医院。1892年10月，一座西式综合医院在重庆城区戴家巷落成，医院命名为Chungking General Hosipital，对外称中文名：宽仁医院。“宽仁”二字语出《尚书》：“克宽克仁，彰信兆民”，意为宽宏仁爱，彰明诚信。这是中国西南地区最早的现代西医院。
According to Chongqing Medical Chronicles， Chungking General Hosipital， the predecessor of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University， was founded in 1892. In the fall of 1891， Dr. Games. H. Mecaitney， doctor of the Methodist Episcopal Church， came from Yichang by boat， pooling resources to build a hospital in Chongqing. In October 1892， a western general hospital named Chungking General Hospital was inaugurated in Daijia Alley， Yuzhong District. The hospital was known as Kuan Ren Hospital in Chinese. The word "Kuan Ren" comes from the line “stay benevolent to the people for the trust and faith they grant” in the Book of Documents （Shangshu）， one of the five classics of ancient Chinese literature. It is the earliest modern general hospital in southwest China.
By then the hospital had an arched entrance with two splayed spirit screens on each side. Inside the courtyard stood four black brick houses with 4 storeys featuring both Chinese and Western style. Two of the houses overlooking the river had long corridors. Altogether there were one general ward and two private wards， with a total of 30 beds.
Dr. Games. H. Mecaitney， the inaugural president of the hospital was reportedly a person with strong will. He pooled funds from the church to build the hospital while practicing medicine， and invested all his income in improving medical facilities and health care conditions in Chongqing. He was energetic and responsible. He was even learning Chinese from Chongqing people.
Upon completion of Chungking General Hosipital， Dr. Games. H. Mecaitney sent invitations to the heads of the local governments at three levels， respectively Ba County （Ba Xian）， Chongqing Prefecture （Chongqing Fu） and Eastern Sichuan Circuit （Chuan Dong Dao）. However， no one dared to attend the inaugural ceremony because of the conservative norms in Chongqing at the time. The short shrift given at the beginning did not falter the passion and resolution of Dr. Games. H. Mecaitney and his fellow colleagues for medical practice. They treated patients with superb medical skills and sincerity， writing a new chapter of modern medicine in Chongqing.
In 1939， during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Agression， Chungking General Hospital was moved to Shapingba of Gele Mountain， making tremendous contribution to safeguarding the lives and health of the Chinese people. Lin Sen， the then chairman of the National Government of the Republic of China， inscribed the name of the hospital. In 1902， the first cesarean section in southwest China was performed in the hospital where both the mother and baby went through the surgery safely.
Chungking General Hosipital also had special bonds with many celebrities. Marshal Liu Bocheng had his eye surgery there and Madame Soong Mei-ling once donated a mobile ambulance to the hospital. Ba Jin's daughter and Shen Junru's grandson were born there. Bing Xin and her family once lived in the hospital for a long time.
Photo / The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University