A Nurse's Story: Medical Missionary in Korea and Siberia, 1915-1920

A Nurse's Story: Medical Missionary in Korea and Siberia, 1915-1920


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A Nurse's Story is the memoir of a woman who left her small town in Ohio to train as a nurse in New York City and then travel to the other side of the world. She found fulfillment in her work as a medical missionary in Korea, training native nurses at the mission hospital in another small town, Haeju. Her life of service there was interrupted by World War I, when she was called to be part of a Red Cross unit on the Eastern Front. At the end of the war, she returned to Korea to work in a hospital in Seoul, just in time to witness the first stirrings of the Korean Independence movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642510003
Publisher: Parlew Associates
Publication date: 03/19/2018
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Delia Battles Lewis (1888-1959) was an Ohio native who earned her nursing degree at the Presbyterian Hospital's School of Nursing in New York (now the Columbia University School of Nursing). Following her medical mission service in Korea and her Red Cross work during World War I, she returned to Ohio and married William A. Lewis of Ashtabula; they had two children. She later returned to private nursing and remained a staunch advocate of the nursing profession throughout her life.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword - Pamela Lewis Goldman

Editor’s Introduction - Alison M. Lewis

Chapter 1 - Early Life and Nurse’s Training

Chapter 2 - To Unknown Lands

Chapter 3 - Hawaii and Japan

Chapter 4 - Korea

Chapter 5 - Hospital and Operation

Chapter 6 - Dispensary ~ Native Sunday School

Chapter 7 - Korean Religious Life ~ Visiting in the Country

Chapter 8 - Korean School ~ Native Wedding ~ New Year

Chapter 9 - Life in Korea ~ The First World War ~ Changchun ~ Harbin ~ Refugees

Chapter 10 - Our Trip West ~ Russian Unrest ~ Thanksgiving in Siberia ~ Typhus Hospital ~ Red

Cross Hospital in Omsk

Chapter 11 - Our Return Trip across Siberia ~ Independence Movement ~ After the War ~ Severance

Chapter 12 - New Governor-General ~ Cholera ~ Ending

Appendix I - Miscellaneous Notes

Appendix II - Notes on Nursing

Appendix III - Obituary

Appendix IV - Typescript of Letter from Miss Shields regarding Nursing Textbook

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