Tag: Medicine

Darby, Dr. Hawthorne (1894-1944)
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Darby, Dr. Hawthorne (1894-1944)

Unselfish Servant and Medical Missionary to the Philippines Dr. Hawthorne Darby served as a medial missionary in the Philippines for the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society. Born in Colfax, Indiana, she graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1914, and from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia in 1923. She served internships at...

Coombs, Lucinda L. (1849 ~ 1919)
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Coombs, Lucinda L. (1849 ~ 1919)

First female medical missionary to China Coombs graduated from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania and was sent to China by the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Possibly the first female medical missionary of any denomination in that country, she arrived in Peking (Beijing) in September 1873; two years later...