Margaret Hie Ding Lin

Margaret Hie Ding Lin (1888–1973) came to Chicago in 1907 to attend medical school. Following her training and internship, she returned to China where she practiced medicine for two decades before moving back to Chicago. Back in the city, she cared for patients at the Chicago Tuberculosis Hospital and at a free clinic which she founded in Chinatown. Dr. Lin delivered over 6,500 babies and was the first woman inducted into International College of Surgeons.

Why this stop? The Red Line Cermak/Chinatown stop is located in the heart of Chinatown where Dr. Lin was revered by her patients and the entire community.

Photo—Courtesy of the University of Illinois Archives