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The Resource Before I sleep ; : the last days of Dr. Tom Dooley

Before I sleep ; : the last days of Dr. Tom Dooley

Label
Before I sleep ; : the last days of Dr. Tom Dooley
Title
Before I sleep ;
Title remainder
the last days of Dr. Tom Dooley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book about the man who dedicated his life to helping the sick and the poor of southeastern Asia "is made up of the recollections of the people who were with Dr. Dooley from the time of his cancer operation in August, 1959, to his death in January, 1961. These friends and associates of the doctor saw him carry out a program of travel, fund-raising, hospital administration and lecture tours ... to support and expand the project he started, Medico."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-
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Monahan, James
Dewey number
926.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
R154.D634
LC item number
M6
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
D691M 1961
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1904-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Monahan, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
  • Physicians
  • Dooley, Thomas A.
Label
Before I sleep ; : the last days of Dr. Tom Dooley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prince Souphan of Laos arrived at Lambert Field on November 30, 1959, to a proper St. Louis reception led by thedeputy mayor and the head of the board of aldermen. The young prince was in town to attend a dinner sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce honoring a thirty-two-year-old native St. Louisan who -- seven years after being nearly expelled from a local medical school -- was returning home as a hero, celebrated the world over for providing medicine and inspiration to Vietnamese refugees and Lao villagers. The prince told reporters assembled at the airportthat Dr. Tom Dooley, better known to his grateful Lao admirers as Thanh Mo America ("Dr. America"), had made such a profound impact in Southeast Asia that communist radio broadcasts frantically denounced him as an American spy and regularly demanded his expulsion from Laos. The Jaycees had backed Dr. Dooley's work since 1956, when he had first traveled to Laos to build a clinic financed in part by royalties from Deliver Us from Evil, a best-selling chronicle of his central role in the U.S. Navy's autumn 1954 campaign to transplant Catholic North Vietnamese refugees to a newly created state in the South. Crawford King, a St. Louis Jaycee who ran his family's burial monument business, had volunteered to supervise the entertainment of the visiting dignitary during his brief stay in the Gateway to the West. The prince told King that he wanted to see some American dancing girls
Control code
631596
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Lccn
62008612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)631596
Label
Before I sleep ; : the last days of Dr. Tom Dooley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prince Souphan of Laos arrived at Lambert Field on November 30, 1959, to a proper St. Louis reception led by thedeputy mayor and the head of the board of aldermen. The young prince was in town to attend a dinner sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce honoring a thirty-two-year-old native St. Louisan who -- seven years after being nearly expelled from a local medical school -- was returning home as a hero, celebrated the world over for providing medicine and inspiration to Vietnamese refugees and Lao villagers. The prince told reporters assembled at the airportthat Dr. Tom Dooley, better known to his grateful Lao admirers as Thanh Mo America ("Dr. America"), had made such a profound impact in Southeast Asia that communist radio broadcasts frantically denounced him as an American spy and regularly demanded his expulsion from Laos. The Jaycees had backed Dr. Dooley's work since 1956, when he had first traveled to Laos to build a clinic financed in part by royalties from Deliver Us from Evil, a best-selling chronicle of his central role in the U.S. Navy's autumn 1954 campaign to transplant Catholic North Vietnamese refugees to a newly created state in the South. Crawford King, a St. Louis Jaycee who ran his family's burial monument business, had volunteered to supervise the entertainment of the visiting dignitary during his brief stay in the Gateway to the West. The prince told King that he wanted to see some American dancing girls
Control code
631596
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Lccn
62008612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)631596

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