丹麦医生过世,享年114岁

作者:fanlaifuqu  于 2012-4-7 09:39 发表于 最热闹的华人社交网络--贝壳村

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关键词:医生, false, Style, 丹麦

下午又在NPR里听到 Dr. Danmark 去世的消息,心被触动了一下。又有不少事必须做。刚坐下来,看到关于她的文章已满山遍野了。拉了一篇。请股沟效劳,惨不忍睹。自己翻一下子又没时间,大家将就一下吧。广播里说她诊费只收10元。有人一家五代都被他诊治。。。。。。不得不迷信一下:好人善报啊!

Hundreds of people came to Athens First United Methodist Church on Thursday to pay their last respects to Dr. Leila Denmark, who had ministered to almost all of them in one way or another.

Denmark, who died in Athens on Sunday at the age of 114, was a pediatrician who practiced in Atlanta for more than 70 years, and many of those who nearly filled the church’s sanctuary were former patients of the woman they called Dr. Leila. Many others were younger friends or members of Denmark’s large extended family. Denmark had one child of her own and two grandchildren, but dozens of nieces, nephews and their children.

“My mother never talked about her faith, but she practiced it,” said daughter Mary Hutcherson, one of the speakers during Thursday’s funeral services for Denmark. “She was out there to help people, whether they were poor, family or whatever. All she wanted was to see that children got the chances they needed to get.”

“She was really a true role model for all of us,” a servant leader who led by example, said grandson Stephen Hutcherson.

Denmark’s life spanned the entire 20th Century and parts of the century before and after; she was five years old when the Wright brothers’ first airplane flew, noted her other grandson, James Hutcherson, a physician like his grandmother.

Denmark was respected in her profession as a practitioner, and in the 1930s, she was an important part of the team that developed a vaccine for whooping cough, which killed many children then. In 1971, she also wrote a child-rearing book that’s still in print: “Every Child Should Have a Chance.”

But most of those who came to First United Methodist Church had personal stories they shared during a reception following Thursday’s funeral service.

Kay Weathers recalled her fear in 1978 when her months-old first child seemed ill, crying incessantly, while she and husband Steve were on vacation on Panama City, Fla. Nothing they or their regular pediatrician in Nashville, Tenn., did seemed to work, and a friend suggested calling Dr. Leila up in Atlanta.

Dr. Leila had never met or heard of Kay Weathers, but talked to the young mother for more than an hour, Weathers recalled. She concluded that young John was hungry. The doctor also instructed Weathers in how to feed him — starting off with a quarter-teaspoon at first of rice cereal or mashed bananas, to make sure he wasn’t allergic, and so on.

“She could tell we didn’t know what to do,” Kay Weathers said.

John started improving right away.

“He was just our boy again,” Kay Weathers said. “She was just great.”

The Weathers family later moved to Atlanta and all five of their sons eventually became Dr. Leila’s patients.

For the first few years, Denmark never charged the Weathers for their office visits; they worked in a church mission, and had little money.

“She would not let us pay,” Kay Weathers said.

Even those who did pay didn’t face big charges. Only near the end of her career in 2001 did Denmark raise her fee for a standard office visit from $8 to $10.

Denmark also gave free medical care to others who had little or no money, for more than 50 years working one day a week in a medical clinic in the Atlanta’s Central Presbyterian Church, Hutcherson said.

Some families brought children to Denmark for generations.

Paula Lewis, who attended Thursday’s service with daughter Gina Booth, was Denmark’s young patient in the 1960s; so was Booth a few years later, and so were the first eight of Gina’s 12 children.



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回复 宜修 2012-4-7 09:42
天堂的人有福了!
回复 元悟愚翁 2012-4-7 09:45
好人善报。
回复 fanlaifuqu 2012-4-7 09:48
明天翻译好转去国内。
人活着,这样才算值!
回复 oneweek 2012-4-7 09:48
感动
回复 宜修 2012-4-7 09:52
whooping cough=百日咳?
回复 tea2011 2012-4-7 09:54
人民的好大夫呵…
回复 fanlaifuqu 2012-4-7 09:56
宜修: whooping cough=百日咳?
是滴。
回复 宜修 2012-4-7 09:57
fanlaifuqu: 是滴。
记下了。谢谢!
回复 Cateye 2012-4-7 09:58
救死扶伤,治病救人,她一定听了毛主席的话。
回复 陈营 2012-4-7 09:59
献花,默哀,致敬
回复 卉樱果 2012-4-7 10:00
fanlaifuqu: 明天翻译好转去国内。
人活着,这样才算值!
等~
回复 卉樱果 2012-4-7 10:00
Cateye: 救死扶伤,治病救人,她一定听了毛主席的话。
      
回复 陈营 2012-4-7 10:00
Cateye: 救死扶伤,治病救人,她一定听了毛主席的话。
我也这么想,不过她不够伟大,因为她没有不远万里来到中国啊
回复 Cateye 2012-4-7 10:05
陈营: 我也这么想,不过她不够伟大,因为她没有不远万里来到中国啊
比白球恩差点,白大夫把命都献给了中国的革命事业。
回复 人間的盒子 2012-4-7 10:28
好人善报,我绝对相信。
回复 麦燕萍 2012-4-7 10:40
好人有好报!
回复 蓝天绿地 2012-4-7 10:41
咱也多多运动,活长点,好多做贡献!
回复 甜,不甜 2012-4-7 11:14
善良,单一,执着,长寿
回复 tangremax 2012-4-7 11:29
毛主席的好学生。
回复 Emansfield 2012-4-7 11:29
看病的费用。。。鲜明对照!
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