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February 23, 1957

MEDICAL MISSIONARIES

JAMA. 1957;163(8):650. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970430040014

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Abstract

On March 5 at 9:30 p. m. EST over the NBC television network, the March of Medicine television series (produced and sponsored by Smith, Kline & French Laboratories in cooperation with the A. M. A. ) will present, in response to public acclaim, the second nationwide showing of "Monganga," an hour-long documentary in color on the work of the missionary doctor. The program shows in detail the work in the Belgian Congo of one missionary physician, Dr. John Ross, and gives an excellent picture of the services these dedicated men perform.

The activities of the missionary doctor are not well known in the United States. Few realize, for example, that many foreign missions were started by doctors or that it was the missionary physician who first brought Western medicine to many parts of the world. The number of people who are serving in church-sponsored medical missions throughout the world is not

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