An Ohio Woman In The Philippines
Title: AN OHIO WOMAN IN THE PHILIPPINES: GIVING PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND DESCRIPTIONS INCLUDING INCIDENTS OF HONOLULU, PORTS IN JAPAN AND CHINA
Fascinating account of the first female American Osteopath, ministering to American soldiers and Filipinos in the Spanish American War.
Written by the one of the first American women to receive a degree in osteopathy, Conger (1843-1917) traveled to the Philippines as a nurse to help American soldiers and civilians in the Philippines. Her grandfather founded the village of Peninsula, Pennsylvania.
Chapter 19, titled 'Osteopathy' describes the author's practice in the Philippines: "In the islands it was a great pleasure to me to help our sick soldiers ... Officers and men came daily for treatment. Soon the Filipinos came, too. Women walked many miles carrying their sick children; the blind and the lame besought me to lay my hands upon them. it was noised about that I had divine power..." (p115).
The majority of this book concerns the Philippines. Covers the author's experiences with the Iloilo & Jaro natives, descriptions of Filipino natives, attacks of "insurrectos" upon the American soldiers; flowers, fruits, berries, markets, agriculture, minerals, animals, amusements & street parades, Church Festivals, wedding customs, fourth of July in the Philippines, the McKinley-Bryan campaign and the rejoicing over McKinley's victory, Governor Taft at Jaro, Filipino domestic life. Cebu & Romblom Islands, literature, Gordon scouts & co.
Contents also covers the author's journey from San Francisco to the Philippines via Japan, Shanghai & Hong Kong with her impressions of Yokohama & Tokyo, Shanghai & Hong Kong. * With commentaries on Fujiyama, Nikko, Nagasaki et al.
Publisher: Press Of Richard H. Leighton, Akron, Ohio
Publication Date: 1904
Binding: Hardcover. Blue cloth, stamped in gilt; 168 pages. Illustrated With Photographs. Very Good (minor wear with only the slightest rubbing to the gilt; contents clean & tight)