Dr. Tatiana Belitskty was a dental
surgeon from Russia, who worked in Shanghai from the early 1930s until 1949. The
collection consists of photographs, correspondence, identification documents, and other
records that document Belitsky’s career in China and her attempts to gain work in the
dental industry after immigrating to the United States in the early 1950s.
Tatiana Belitsky, neé Titova, was born in 1906 in Samara, Russia. After attending
university in Russia, she enrolled in medical school in China. She married Benjamin
Belitsky in 1923, and had a daughter, Augusta, in 1926. After her daughter was born,
Tatiana decided to pursue dentistry instead of general medicine and enrolled in dental
school in Harbin, China.
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