Journal : The New York Medical Journal ; vol. xlvi.
New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1887.
Description : [1 l.] pl., 7-11 p. ; ill.: 3 phot. figs. ; 19 cm.
Photographs : 3 photoengravings on printed leaf.
Photographer : Dr. Y. May King.
Subject : Tissue — Photomicrography.
Dr. Jin was the first Chinese woman to graduate M. D. Her life story is one of the more remarkable ones in this bibliography. Born in China (Yinxian, Zhegiang Province), by the age of two she had lost both her parents to disease and she was taken in by relatives. By age five she was adopted by an American missionary couple, Dr. Divie Bethune McCartee (1820–1900 »») and his wife, who arranged for her education, culminating in enrollment at the Woman's Medical College of New York where she graduated with top honors in 1885. A year later she was appointed physician to the Amoy mission in China, but she soon had to abandon her post after suffering a nearly fatal episode of cholera. She recuperated in Kobe, Japan, where her foster parents were then stationed. While there, she fell in love with and married a Portuguese scholar. She moved to Honolulu, gave birth to a daughter, but it was an unhappy marriage that soon dissolved. Dr. Jin was recognized by President Theodor Roosevelt for her promotion of women's rights in the United States and abroad, but she eventually settled in China where she made her greatest contributions to social medicine by establishing hospitals, laboratories, orphanages and schools, including the first school of nursing for China's women in Tianjin. There are no other papers credited to her name in the western medical canon which is unfortunate, given the exceptional technical accomplishment of her writing demonstrated by this paper.