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Early Life: education; serves with Friends Ambulance Unity (FAU) in Europe and Mid-East, 1944-45.

China Experiences: evaluates preparation for work in China; adjustments to life in China; stationed at Kutsing Hospital, Honan; evaluation of health problems, availability of medical supplies and health care in post-WWII China; assigned to Medical Team 19 (MT 19); stationed at International Peace Hospital, Yenan, 1946; response to various foreigners encountered during time in China; general description of Yenan area and the spirit of Yenan's inhabitants; contacts with the leadership of Yenan; anti-Kuomintang and American sentiment in Yenan; land reform in Yenan; coping with pregnancy in Yenan; adapting to shortage of medical supplies in Yenan; the Chinese perspective on nursing as a profession; greatest satisfaction from work in China; experiences with traditional Chinese medicine; general description of Chinese co-workers; rest relaxation in China; impact and value of the China experience; leaves China, 1948; describes experiences to British Broadcasting Company in producing public information about People's Republic of China.

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Midwest China Center


Saint Paul


Friends Ambulance Unit, FAU, Kutsing Hospital, Honan, post-WWII, Medical Team 19, MT 19, International Peace Hospital, Yenan, Anti-Kuomintang, nursing, People's Republic of China

Midwest China Oral History Interviews