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December 16, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):938. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770028006

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Dr. Harford Battersby, formerly a medical missionary in the British dependencies along the River Niger, has become the principal of a new medical school in London. The object of this school is to furnish at the lowest possible cost, the training that will be most useful to intending missionaries, very few of whom are able to spare the years of study and waiting that are essential to the regular English school and qualifications. As a large number of the missionaries sent out from British countries are destined to some tropical station, it is a matter of the first importance that those persons should be instructed as to the hygiene and principal maladies of hot climates. A little knowledge of surgery is also considered important, not only as regards the welfare of the missionary who may perchance be located hundreds of miles distant from any surgeon, but also as to the

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