Relevant Pioneer Quotes




“One of the most encouraging marks of growth is the spirit ofthose who have accepted Christ and are now working earnestly for the salvation of others…”
– Clara Swain, A Glimpse of India (1909)









“I am a believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity.” – Joseph Lister




1.  Clara Swain was perhaps the world’s first medical missionary

  • She was the pioneer of women’s physicians in India and went out to preach the Gospel in her ministry to suffering Indian women
  • She was the first to train Indian women to become physicians and she established the first women’s hospital in the country 1

2.  Joseph Lister is regarded as the Father of Modern Surgery

  • He is regarded as such because he really was the first one to introduce antiseptics when conducting surgery 2


  1. Clara Swain, A Glimpse of India (1909)
  2. Dan Graves, Doctors Who Followed Christ (1999),, Clara Swain Image:, Joseph Lister Image:,_1st_Baron_Lister