Olivia Salamanca

Olivia Salamanca

(July 1, 1889 — July 11, 1913). Second Filipina to become a doctor of medicine.

24 July 1910

Was up at five; got dressed in Filipino dress and went on deck. First thing I saw was a collection of white-looking buildings, at a distance

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(Undated entry)

(Note: The specific date of this entry is not provided, but the following context precedes the entry in Dr. Alzona’s paper: “She was one of

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Aug. 18, 1911

I am sorry to be as cynical as I appear, but I cannot help it. It seems to me I have not had the sympathy

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August 26, 1911

Embarrassing as is the thought I cannot help entering it into this book of my life, for the truth of it seems to me more

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September 4, 1911

Rejoice at the fact that I shall be the first one in the P.I. to be subjected to the use of tuberculin in tuberculosis. I

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Feb. 28, 1912

Was very indignant at the ingratitude of Americans; no wonder Filipinos don’t like them here, when they des­pise us and everything Filipino, and yet they

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June 12, 1912

June 7-12 at Philippine General Hospital. Met Miss Wil­liams and Mrs. Smith, very kind and good nurses. Miss Tirona, very kind to me. Met Miss

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27 February 1913

Seriously ill. Medical consultation. Arrival of priest. Three hypo-injections. People seriously alarmed. Kindness of Dr. Leon. Offer of all Cavite physicians and practicantes to do

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