【6/29/2021 】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Author: Yuyan Zhou)

丁懋英(Me-Iung Ting) (1891–1969) was the daughter of a well-known Chinese doctor, Ting Gan-Ren. Me-Iung attended Mount Holyoke College and graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She was the only Chinese woman there in 1920.  She completed her medical school and two additional years of training in Detroit and Philadelphia hospitals before returning to Tientsin (Tianjin), China. She became the director of the Tientsin Women’s Hospital (aka Peiyang Women’s Hospital). She also had charge of the city orphanage and two schools. In 1929, Dr. Ting returned to the University of Michigan as a Barbour Fellow.  She spent her time collecting information for a book on prenatal care.

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Upon returning to China, she met an old banker, a friend of her father’s, who became interested in her work and later published her book in pamphlet form, making it possible for Chinese women to purchase the book for a few cents. That book was the first of its kind in China. Me-Iung Ting remained the director of Peiyang Women’s Hospital in Tientsin since her return to China, and in 1928, she headed the Chinese delegation to the Pan-Pacific Women’s Congress in Honolulu. In 1943, Me-Iung became the Chairman of the International Relief Committee in Tientsin. Her work with the multinational refugees was widely recognized. In 1950, Me-Iung immigrated to America and continued her contribution to medicine.

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Dr. Me-Iung Ting worked tirelessly to improve medical care for women, children, and refugees, even when it put her at great personal risk. Ting’s experiences as a foreign student studying in the US illustrate the influence of American medical education around the world.




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