Relevant Pioneer Quotes

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“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)

 

 

 

 

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“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

Notes:

  1. Clara Swain, A Glimpse of India (1909) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Swain
  2. Dan Graves, Doctors Who Followed Christ (1999), http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/cm/v14/n2/joseph-lister#fnList_1_4, Clara Swain Image: http://xdl.drexelmed.edu/item.php?object_id=7509&t=womanmd, Joseph Lister Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lister,_1st_Baron_Lister