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June 25, 1898

Medical Missionary Work in China.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(26):1529. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440780043011

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Abstract

Sioux City, Iowa, June 13, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I am advised by Dr. Senn, Chief Surgeon of the Sixth Army Corps, to bring to your notice a needy case in the hope of securing aid.Dr. I. J. Atwood of Fen Cho fu, China, a graduate of Rush Medical College, has established a hospital, dispensary and opium refuge as a part of his mission work in Fen Cho fu, where much good work has been done in spite of inadequate room and poor equipment. I might tell of many interesting cases which have come under his care.He has, at last, succeeded in overcoming Chinese prejudice against amputation, but please read the enclosed extract from a recent letter of his and learn the difficulties with which he has to contend.Is there not some surgeon among your readers who has a second best case of surgical instruments he would

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