Watters (1893-1987), better known as Hyla Doc, led a remarkable life, inlcuding nearly a quarter-century in China, mostly at the Methodist hospital in Wuhu. Her memoir, superbly edited from her letters home, tells tales of Chinese culture (especially medical folklore) and contemporary events. There are good doses of adventure, such as the difficult journey back to Free China during World War II, and some brief and interesting conversations with Chinese comparing their religions with Christianity. Recommended for public libraries where there may be interest, and comprehensive China collections.-- Kenneth W. Berger, Duke Univ. Lib., Durham, N.C.