BURMA SURGEON, GORDON S. SEAGRAVE, Lieutenant Colonel, M. C. , FIGHTING FORCES SERIES, THE INFANTRY JOURNAL | Black Water Museum Collections
ASIN : B003NZB58U
Publisher : Stephen Daye, Inc.; First Edition (January 1, 1943)
Language : English
Hardcover : 295 pages
Item Weight : 1 pounds
Gordon Stifler Seagrave was a Burmese missionary, physician and author. Born in Rangoon, he was the son of American Baptist missionaries Rev. Albert Ernest Seagrave and Alice Vinton. Seagrave followed their path and became a missionary and medical doctor in Burma. He was sometimes referred to by the title of his book Burma Surgeon, or as Gordon Surgeon Seagrave. Seagrave graduated from Denison University in 1917 and Johns Hopkins University in 1921. He practiced medicine and surgery on the China border of Burma for nearly 20 years. He joined the US Army Medical Corps in 1942, worked with Gen. Joseph Stilwell and served with the Chinese New 6th Army through the Burma Campaign in the China-Burma-India Theater. He helped Stillwell’s walking retreat into India in 1941 and walked back in to work in 1945. He served as chief medical officer for the Shan States of Burma with the British military government from 1945-46.