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September 15, 1945

Tales from the Inns of Healing of Christian Medical Service in India, Burma and Ceylon

JAMA. 1945;129(3):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860370063037

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A collection of unusual accounts from the mission hospitals in India, Burma and Ceylon that are operated by Christian Medical Service comprises the major portion of this small book. The struggles and difficulties of the pioneers in medical and hospital care are vividly retold in many anecdotes throughout the book. Modern scientific medicine, surgery and obstetrics was made available to a limited number of the lower classes in India through the mission hospital staffs. Much has been accomplished in establishing and furthering good schools of medicine and nursing for native Indians as a means of helping them solve some of their tremendous medical care problems. It is an interesting collection of reports of the valiant efforts of a few in their attempt to relieve the disease and distress of the forgotten man of India.

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