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August 29, 1931

Jungles Preferred.

JAMA. 1931;97(9):666. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730090080034

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The author is a woman missionary physician who has spent ten years in China and Japan and who was sent off in an emergency to fill a man's place as physician to a mission in the Belgian Congo, in the heart of Africa, because no man could be found for the job. The book, instead of being just another recital of altruism, self-sacrifice and abnegation, is a delightful book of travel. Most medical writers could take a course in writing from the author. Her style is direct and clear, lively and vivacious, full of humor and happy allusions, and is as informative on the conditions and experiences that she met as one could ask. She represents the best type of worker in the Lord's vineyard. She is devoted and dedicated to her work, and, what is equally important, has had the preparation to make her useful. But—the great contrast—she is

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