David Ramirez Ramirez desde Nirman, West Bengal 743286, India
El mejor libro de Sidney Sheldon. Aunque fue más largo que los otros, lo terminé en 8 horas, el menor tiempo que pasé en una novela. No pude parar hasta que terminé.
This was an interesting book about how the Chinese fit into the settling of Eastern Oregon. It started out with broad brush strokes about Chinese emmigration in that era in general, and then focused more narrowly on the town of John Day, Oregon. While the title refers to one of the prominent Chinese men in John Day during that era, Ing ('Doc') Hay, the book really focuses on two men, Ing ('Doc') Hay, and Lung On. I would have liked to have learned more about the 'pulse reading' that 'Doc' Hay did, but I doubt that there is much original reference material to work with on that subject. It's interesting that this Chinese herbalist could cure so many more diseases than the medical 'professionals' could at the beginning of the 20th century. Now I want to take a trip out to John Day and visit the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Musuem that was Hay and On's main place of business, contained their living quarters, and was the social hall for the local Chinese community. It is now operated in conjunction with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and is one of the premier surviving examples of a nineteenth century Chinese apothecary shop. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2005.