Canadian missionaries: Canadian Christian missionaries, William James Wanless, Isobel Miller Kuhn, Francis X. Prefontaine, George Leslie Mackay

 
9781157792994: Canadian missionaries: Canadian Christian missionaries, William James Wanless, Isobel Miller Kuhn, Francis X. Prefontaine, George Leslie Mackay
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Canadian Christian missionaries, William James Wanless, Isobel Miller Kuhn, Francis X. Prefontaine, George Leslie Mackay, James Gareth Endicott, Augustin-Magloire Blanchet, François Norbert Blanchet, Louis-François Richer Laflèche, Albert Lacombe, John Savage, Jonathan Goforth, James Scarth Gale, George John Bond, Modeste Demers, Leonora King, William Henry Pierce, William Mackey, Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Prosper Bernard, Mother Joseph, Delia Tetreault, James Evans, Monica Storrs, James Endicott, Lucy Margaret Baker, George N. Gordon, Rosalind Goforth, Rosetta Sherwood Hall, Joseph Marcoux, Nicolas-Ignace de Beaubois, Camille Lefebvre, Jean Jacques Corbeil, Michel Baudouin, Marc Bergier, James Woodsworth, James Bassett, Canadian Presbyterian Mission, John W. Niddrie, John Bell. Excerpt: Sir William James Wanless, M.D., F.A.C.S. (May 1, 1865 - March 3, 1933), was a Canadian born surgeon, humanitarian and Presbyterian missionary who founded a medical mission in Miraj, India in 1894 and led it for nearly 40 years. As part of this mission, Dr.Wanless founded India's first missionary medical school in 1897, and helped to establish a leprosy sanatorium as well as a tuberculosis hospital, now known as the Wanless Chest Hospital. His medical mission turned the once-small village of Miraj into a major medical center in India. By the time he retired in 1928, the clinic he started had become a 250-bed hospital with several important adjuncts. He is considered by many to be India's most famous surgeon of the 19 century, and was known throughout Asia, personally treating princes, rajahs and Mahatma Gandhi. In 1928, he was knighted by King George V, who appointed him Knight Bachelor of the British Empire, for treating 1,000,000 patients and restoring sight to 12,000 of them. The Wanless Hospital in Miraj bears his name, and is no...

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