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This bibliography contains a list of reference books, articles, and other works that have been cited for the book Saving Lives in Wartime China: How Medical Reformers Built Modern Healthcare Systems amid War and Epidemics, 1928-1945. In 1919, a former Chinese medical student published a story about a boy, who died from tuberculosis because of a radically improper treatment. At that time there was no public health in China beyond street cleaning in a few big cities, and the vast majority of rural people depended on temples, priests and quacks for medical services. Modernity in the form of biomedical healthcare existed in a few mission settlements, where curative services were available, but the majority of Chinese people still lived, epidemiologically, in a pre-modern world characterized by poverty, illiteracy, high fertility and high mortality. Such a story presents in microcosm dilemmas facing China in the early twentieth century.

Keywords: Chinese people; healthcare systems



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