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Early Background: family background; education; accepts call from Augustana Lutheran Women's Missionary Board and trip to China, 1936.
China Experiences: adjustments to life in China; description of station and work as medical doctor at Hsuchang, Honan; living conditions in Kiashien; evangelizing in Kiashien hospital; issues facing missionaries; awareness of Nationalists and Communists; trip out of China; 1941; stranded in Manila and interned by the Japanese, 1942; experiences during internment; liberated, 1945; assessment of Chinese acupuncture; contributions of medical missionaries; memorable personalities from China experience.
Midwest China Center
Augustana Lutheran Women's Missionary Board, medical doctor, Hsuchang, Honan, hospital, Nationalists, Communists, Manila, internment, Chinese acupuncture, missionaries
Nelson, Lillian Olson, "Midwest China Oral History Interviews" (1977). China Oral Histories. 50.