Chinese Surgery“Once upon a time, there was a woman doctor from one of the Western countries whose name was Li Ying. In the beginning, she was living here temporarily. Her major is gynecology but she has knowledge of surgery as well. A beautiful woman had a very big tumor. She went to the Hongkou Tongren Hospital (in a suburb of Shanghai). The Western woman doctor checked and said this tumor could be cured. Then she cut the tumor off with a sharp knife, and put some medicine on the cuts. The woman has fully recovered after one month. The tumor was very big—about one fourth of the human body. Where would this patient be if she had not met this Western doctor? And who would know of the wonderful skill of the doctor if she had not met this patient? It might be fate that brought them together.” Translation, courtesy of Zheng Jianping

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