Doctors who Followed Christ: Thirty-two Biographies of Eminent Physicians and Their Christian Faith
Here are 48 biographies of historic doctors and their Christian faith. Along with each biography is a brief overview of the major contribution each doctor made to their field. Includes such notable physicians as Hodgkin, Paget, Short, and Koop.
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Albrecht von Haller 17081777 Universal Genius and Physiologist
John Fothergill 17121780 Merciful Family Practitioner
James Ramsay 17331789 Abolitionist Surgeon
James Paget 18141899 Innovative English Doctor
Joseph Lister 18271912 Antiseptic Surgeon
Clara Swain 18341910 Asias First Woman Medical Missionary
Walter Reed 18511902 Conqueror of Yellow Fever
Ronald Ross 18571932 Malarias Conqueror
Howard Atwood Kelly 18581943 Johns Hopkinss Fourth
Wilfred Grenfell 18651940 Physician to Fishermen
Ida Scudder 18701960 Founder of Vellore Christian Medical College
John Coakley Lettsom 17441815 Founder of the London Medical Society
Edward Jenner 17491823 The Man Who Conquered Smallpox
James Derham Born ca 1762 Doctor Despite Race Barriers
Nathan Smith 17621829 Educator of New Englands Doctors
Sir Charles Bell 17741842 Anatomist of the Nerves
René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec 17811826 Inventor of the Stethoscope
Navy Surgeon and Administrator
Thomas Hodgkin 17981866 Discoverer of Hodgkins Disease
John Story Kirkbride 18091883 Friend to the Insane
James Young Simpson 18111870 Champion of Anesthesia
John Flynn 18801951 Founder of the Aerial Medical Service
Arthur Rendle Short 18801953 The Surgeon Who Defended Christianity
Paul White 19101992 Jungle Doctor from Australia
Paul and Margaret Brand 1914 1919 Pioneers in the Treatment of Leprosy
C Everett Koop 1916 Pediatrician and Surgeon General
Paul Carlson 19281964 Monganga Paulo Congo Doctor
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Page 21 - I will keep this oath and this stipulation— to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him...
Page 21 - Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers; and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others. I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel ; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion.
Page 21 - Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves.
Page 24 - Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught
Page 21 - ... the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others.