This is the story of Andrew Young [1869-1922] served as a medical missionary in Congo and later in China. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for scanning. This volume is now in the Public Domain.
John Charles Keyte [1875-1942], Andrew Young of Shensi. Adventure in Medical Missions. London: The Carey Press, . Hbk. pp.314. [Click to download the complete volume in PDF]
Introductory Chapter: The Hill and the Plain
Part I. – In Congo’s Free State
1. Getting Ready
2. From Transport Agent to Medical Amateur
3. Teaching, Preaching and Healing
Part II. – In China’s Empire
4. Eastward Ho!
5. A Member of the Mission
6. The Making of a Home
7. The Medical Missionary
8. The Doctor, The Mission and the World at Large
9. Reinforcements and Removals
Part III. – In China’s Republic
10. The Dramatic Year: (1) Hunted On The Hills
11. The Dramatic Year: (2) Toiling In The Plains
12. The Growth of a Soul
13. In the Jenkins-Robertson Memorial Hospital
14. The Shining Year
The justification for such a volume as the present is to be found in the belief that “the fine is not the abnormal, it is the usual.” The thought of’ any book written around his life being the glorification of the subject would have distressed Andrew Young greatly, but to its publication he might have at least resigned himself if from a perusal of his story the reader could gather a truer idea of the aims underlying the medical missionary enterprise.
The subject of this biography has points of temperament and areas of experience peculiar to himself, yet it is as he is representative that he is most valuable; and whilst many missionaries fall short of the standard at which he arrived, the reader can yet rest assured that the values in conduct which appear in the pages which follow are not peculiar to this missionary alone. Missionaries’ faults there are in plenty, easily discovered and described, but the virtues are there also, and, both for the student as well as for the critic of missions, a little honest research in this latter direction will not be time wasted. [Continue reading]