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The people's doctor : George Hatem and China's revolution, Edgar A. Porter

Label
The people's doctor : George Hatem and China's revolution
Title
The people's doctor
Title remainder
George Hatem and China's revolution
Statement of responsibility
Edgar A. Porter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The young George Hatem journeyed to Shanghai in 1933 to practice medicine and see the sights. The deplorable health and social conditions he found there caused his sympathies to veer quickly to the revolutionary efforts of the Chinese Communist Party, and before long he joined underground Party members in conspiratorial meetings and activities. In 1936 he left Shanghai on a secret mission to China's Red Army, which was then settling in Shaanxi Province after completing the Long March. For the next fourteen years, Hatem served the Communist troops as physician and advisor. He took the name Ma Haide and became the first foreigner admitted into China's Communist Party. After the Communist victory in 1949, he became the first foreigner granted citizenship in the People's Republic. Over the next forty years, his reputation grew as one of the leading public health physicians in the world. Along the way he played Ping-Pong with Mao, tended to Zhou Enlai's broken arm, cared for Dr. Sun Yat-sen's widow on her deathbed, and spearheaded China's effort to eradicate leprosy and venereal disease. Until his death in 1988, he showed absolute allegiance to the Party. Few foreigners have been accepted into Chinese society as readily and appreciatively as he and certainly none have had such intimate access to twentieth-century China's most powerful figures
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Edgar A
Dewey number
  • 951.05/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
R604.H37
LC item number
P67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 E-841
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
H361P 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hatem, George
  • Physicians
  • China
  • Hatem, George
  • Physicians
  • Politics
  • China
  • Hatem, George
  • Hatem, George
  • Physicians
  • China
  • Chinese Communistische Partij
  • Biographie
Label
The people's doctor : George Hatem and China's revolution, Edgar A. Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
35174981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 342 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780824818401
Lccn
96034018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35174981
Label
The people's doctor : George Hatem and China's revolution, Edgar A. Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
35174981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 342 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780824818401
Lccn
96034018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35174981

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