My Mother

by Joseph Song



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9780595515639

About the Book

Joseph Song, as a young man, along with his mother, escaped from Pyongyang, North Korea, during the Soviet occupation following World War II. His mother, W.S. Koh, a courageous and determined woman, risked her life six times, crossing the 38th Parallel which was guarded by Soviet soldiers and returning to Pyongyang to scrape together money for Joseph's medical education at Seoul National University.

This is Joseph's story about his mother who was so determined and very brave. She was an extremely intelligent, yet gracious lady, who was filled with unlimited mother's love. Joseph is eternally grateful for her acts of courage.

About the Author

Joseph Song, M.D. was born and raised in Pyongyang, North Korea. In March 1946 he and his mother walked through the night to cross into Seoul, Korea, where he was able to continue his medical education.

Following two years? military duty during the bloody Korean War, Joseph came to America, became a board-certified pathologist, and worked at several large hospitals for forty years. Dr. Song served as a professor of pathology and chief pathologist with a main focus on cancer research at major medical schools and hospitals in the Midwest before his retirement. He has published two medical books, numerous articles, an autobiography, and two novels.