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November 18, 1950

Doctors Courageous

JAMA. 1950;144(12):1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120066035

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The stories of medical missionaries are always fascinating, regardless of the interest of the reader. This book is intended to bring together the accounts of hundreds of men and women of medicine who by faith and science have done so much for the world. Africa, India, the Near and Middle East and China provide the basis for the division of the book into four parts: Livingston, Zulu medicine men, Schweitzer, Scudder and Parker are just a few of the names that are mentioned. The story is the outgrowth of a study undertaken at the request of the Christian Medical Council for Overseas Work. The impact of Christian doctors and nurses in Africa and in Asia has been tremendous. The author of this book reveals the impact with a clearly discerning pen. Perhaps one of the reasons that the author can write with such discernment is that he was a medical

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