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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1912, Image 9

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CHINESE GIRL IS'SOmVnIFTY DENTIST
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a, woman mission worker in San
Francisco's Chinatown. Her '
benefactress gave Miss Leong al
home and afterward advanced hers
the money to get a scientific edu-j
Dr. Leong at work.
Along with the late-developments
in China, one may expect,
almost anything ofihealant-eyed
folk, but most people will'be sur
prised to learn that in San Fran
cisco there is a Chlhesegiflnvho
practices dentistry and 'Very
successfully, top,.snceher chair
is always filled and Tier lime is en
gaged for weeks ahead."
Dr. Leong is a graduatcof 'the
College of Physicians and Sur
geons and tffe, only Chinese wo
man practicing dentistry." She
has her romance toq.-1 When
young she was takYn'in charge by
cation. Now the benefactress hi
getting old and her Chinese pro-i
tege supplies the home and funds.
Dr. Leong, says that the Chinese j
"have good teeth and take excel-j
lent care of them, scrubbing them!
several times daily with a sort of!
miniature scrubbing brush. They
have a "tongue scraper," vtoo,
which they use upon awakening
in morning to freshen the taste.
Chinese have larger teeth than'
Caucasians, Dr. Leong has found, j
in trying-to get1 artificial ones fori
her patients. She speaks English!
perfectly.
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