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Image from page 227 of “Medical missions, their place and power” (1903)

Image from page 227 of “Medical missions, their place and power” (1903)
Healing Arts
Identifier: medicalmissionst00lowe
Title: Medical missions, their place and power
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Lowe, John, 1835-1892
Subjects: Missions, Medical
Publisher: New York, F.H. Revell
Contributing Library: School of Theology, Boston University
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston University

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THE HISTORY AND PROGRESS OF MODERNMEDICAL MISSIONS. 199 ^^if^?

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CHAPTER VIII. THE origin and progress of modern medical missionsare closely identified with the history of the Edin-burgh Medical Missionary Society; for although upwardsof sixty years ago Mr. Douglas of Cavers, in his Hintson Missions, pointed out the advantages likely to bederived from the employment of this agency, it wasnot till nearly twenty years after that useful little workwas published, that the attention of the friends of missionsin this country was directed to the subject. In 1841, the Rev. Peter Parker, M.D., a medicalmissionary from America, who had laboured for manyyears, and with much success in China, passed throughEdinburgh on his way to the United States. During his 202 MEDICAL MISSIONS. short visit to Edinburgh, he was the guest of the late Dr.Abercrombie, who was so greatly interested in the in-telligence he received from him, especially with his ex-perience of the value of the healing art as a pioneer tomissionary effort, that he invited to his house a fewfriends,

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