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Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards The Life of a Wartime Celebrity

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ISBN-10: 0520245288

ISBN-13: 9780520245280

Edition: 2005

Authors: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

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During World War II, Mom Chung's was the place to be in San Francisco. Soldiers, movie stars, and politicians gathered at her home to socialize, to show their dedication to the Allied cause, and to express their affection for Dr. Margaret Chung (1889-1959). The first known American-born Chinese female physician, Chung established one of the first Western medical clinics in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1920s. She also became a prominent celebrity and behind-the-scenes political broker during World War II. Chung gained national fame when she began "adopting" thousands of soldiers, sailors, and flyboys, including Ronald Reagan, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, and Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
Religion And Medicine
"The Medical Lady Missionary"
Living Their Religion
Where Womanhood and Childhood Meet
A Search For Belonging
"A Noble Profession"
"The Beginning of a New Era"
"The Ministering Angel of Chinatown"
A Sister Lesbian?
Orientalized Motherhood
Becoming Mom Chung
A Model Family at War
Creating WAVES
"I'll Wait on You Forever"
Epilogue: "There Will Never Be Another Mom Chung"
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index