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Medical Pioneer Gives Credit to God

Katherine Hsu pioneered tuberculosis-prevention strategies now replicated around the world.

Born in 1914 in Fuzhou, South China, Hsu counts herself fortunate for having been raised in a Christian home.

From an early age, Hsu wanted to become a doctor. Growing up, she saw the devastating effects of diseases such as typhoid and diphtheria. Then tuberculosis took the life of a younger brother and sister. Believing that being a doctor was "a great purpose for living," she prayed that God would provide a way, promising to make the practice a ministry without charge to her patients.

Soon after that prayer, ...

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