We present to you the grand opening of ReggieTales. Here you will find collections of Uncle Reggie's stories about Lisu, Science, Aphorisms, and even some Reggiegrams - short messages from Uncle Reggie to you! Check back here often for new material!
COCKROACHES AND HUMILITY
I went to school in Hong Kong. In order to get into the only medical school in Hong Kong, we had to pass a tough series of exams which included a hands-on biology “Practical Exam”. In this test I had to dissect the salivary glands of a cockroach, and put it on a glass slide for evaluation. Fortunately, cockroaches in the Far East are generally larger than... Read More...
MAKING AN IMPRESSION
It is often said that it is important to make a good impression on someone when you first meet. However, sometimes It is just important to make an... Read More...
A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
One day, I a few days after I started my internship at the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, I was doing morning rounds on my ward. In those days, it was common to have 20 beds or so per ward, and overflow patients had to sleep on cots. Some cots were even in open air balconies adjoining the ward rooms. Suddenly one of my patients, who had a brain tumor, got up from his cot, and walked briskly... Read More...
Helen McGehee faithfully served in Guizhou, China with her husband John during a very difficult time in China’s history. Civil war was raging, the Imperial Japanese invasion had left the country in shock, and everything was chaotic... Read More...