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In no half-civilized country of the Orient has medical missionary effort been expended with more liberality than in China. And yet to-day the feeling of insecurity is such that it would not be at all surprising if all that has been done should be wiped out in a day. A wave of rebellion and superstition is reported to be rolling over that vast empire, not wholly sparing the more enlightened and progressive sea-board cities. The Chinese mob, it is said, is incited against American and British missions by a belief that these foreigners use the eyes and other organs of Chinese children in the manufacture of medicines, and that these children are stolen or bought for pharmacal purposes. Denials of prejudices such as these are vain. In the mind of more than one European official resident in China, the only remedy for the present dangerous tension will be found in
MEDICAL CRISIS IN CHINA: THE FIELD FOR MEDICINE IN THE ORIENT. JAMA. 1891;XVII(18):689–690. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410960027005
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