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Dr. Ma Lan, Wallach’s Accomplished Partner
From 1966 until 1976, Chairman Mao Zedong of the Communist Party of China, initiated a brutal campaign of arrests, demotions, relocations, and executions under the rubric, “The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.” Ostensibly designed to re-impose Maoist ideology in favor of worker control and redistribution of income and power, the Cultural Revolution became a means for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the Red Army, and Mao to attack political enemies and to force from positions of accomplishment leading figures in industry, education, the professions, the communist party and the military. In effect, the Cultural Revolution enabled Mao to consolidate power and compel loyalty by removing all potential threats to his control under the guise of purifying the nation of elements at odds with his proletarian revolution. It also gave the Red Army a domestic mission directly under the leadership of Mao, enabling him to gain even greater political and operational control over the military, leap frogging past his generals.
Ma Lan was among those charged in the Cultural Revolution and punished by relocation from the city to the countryside. She was denied the opportunity to pursue her chosen profession. She was compelled to engage in three years of agricultural labor. Her “crime” was that of being an “educated person” who was “potentially dangerous to the revolution.” Although punished with hard labor, Ma Lan was allowed to use “rest periods” to engage in general medical practice. She treated local villagers in Northern China, which was one of the few bright moments in an otherwise very difficult period of trial in her life.
Following her release, Mao’s death, the end of the Cultural Revolution, and the arrest of the so-called Gang of Four in 1976, Ma Lan eventually re-established herself in medical practice and academic circles. She emigrated to the United States and became a highly accomplished medical researcher and author in the fields of transplant immunology and microsurgery with over ten peer reviewed scientific publications.
An exceptional scholar in China, she became an exchange scholar at Harvard School of Medicine in laser microsurgery. Recognized for her talent in the demanding field of microsurgery, she was invited to teach residents at Harvard School of Medicine on the best techniques for performing laser microsurgery. She also served as a research fellow in laser microsurgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston; the Department of Orthopedic Microsurgery at the Medical College of Women in Milwaukee; and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California in San Diego.
Together with her husband, Dr. Ma Lan has been instrumental in resurrection of epigenetics as a science studying the impact of nutritional deficiency on gestational and childhood diseases. Through her extensive contacts in the professional medical community in North East China, including Heilongjiang Provence, Dr. Wallach was able to perform thousands of autopsies that establish the existence of cystic fibrosis occurred in Asians and that it occurred in the children of selenium deficient mothers (which propositions conflict with the conventional medical position that cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease found in those of Northern European ancestry).