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KIRKUS REVIEW

At birth, Dr. Murray's parents dedicated her to the Lord and she went on to medical school in 1914 and then became a medical missionary in Manchuria for twenty years. Her first post was with a Dr. Martin who served 22,000 patients per annum--a large number of them Korean--taking care of all those endemic and tenacious diseases--TB before there were any effective drugs, sprue, leprosy, malaria, typhoid, typhus, etc. In time she was transferred to Hamheung (near Seoul) where she did all the surgery, at first without much staff, but later with more as the facility acquired its own nursing school and also considerable help from church-directed enterprises, whether the YMCA or the Women's Evangelistic Society of the Korean Presbyterian Church. In between depression, flood, the ""communist war,"" and finally WW II, there are the usual medical curiosities--the woman with a tumor larger than her head, another with a ""stone baby""--a fetus calcified for fourteen years. Dr. Murray tells her story in the accepted modest, benign and devoted fashion of her precursors--notably Dorothy Clarke Wilson.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1975
Publisher: Dutton