YANQUI, COME BACK! by

YANQUI, COME BACK!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Walsh told the story of the 1961 mission of A Ship Called Hope (Hope Synonomous with Health Opportunity for People Everywhere) in 1964; this is the account of the ship's year in Peru, where politics at first ran interference to their dual objective: upgrading and modernizing medical education; providing medical care. When the staff of the Hope was in Trujillo, they set up clinics, held classes, instituted vast inoculation programs, revised the blood bank (transfusions had killed rather than cured), distributed milk, and demonstrated all kinds of lifesaving techniques, rehabilitative measures. There were purely physical problems to cope with in a backward country such as this--harbored there, anchovies drifted up into the taps and toilets. In time, however, confidence spread, prejudice (""Communism si, Yanki no"") disappeared, and an appreciation, equal to the working dedication of the Hope and its people, the most important part of the story, was returned. It's an account to reward both interest and idealism, and even without the Image of Dr. Dooley, should attract some of that readership.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1966
Publisher: Dutton