My Chinese Days. GULIELMA F. ALSOP.

My Chinese Days.

Boston. Little, Brown & Company. 1918. Stock ID #166474

Black & white frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 illustrations throughout. xi + 271pp. Light foxing to preliminary leaves and tissue guard. Knowledgable pencilled notes on a last blank. Original cloth covered boards decorated in aqua and lettered in gilt. Spine a trifle faded. A very good copy. 21 x 13.5cm.

The reminiscences of a medical missionary in China. Dr. Gulielma Fell Alsop, founded Barnard College's medical department in 1917 and headed it for 35 years. She wrote seven books including, “Deer Creek” in 1947, a book about her childhood in Pennsylvania, and “April in the Branches,” about her interest in the outdoors.
She was born in Allegheny County, Pa., but grew up in Brooklyn Heights, where her father, the Rev. Reese Fell Alsop, was rector of St. Ann's Church.
She graduated from Barnard College in 1903 and from the Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania in 1908. She became a medical missionary in China and a resident physician at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for Women and Children in Shanghai. In 1917 she returned to the United States and joined Barnard.

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