Story of Monorom, the Paddy Field Hospital in Thailand

Catherine Maddox, Paddy Field Hospital. A Story from Manorom, Thailand.The railway that runs hundreds.of miles up the Malayan Peninsula from Singapore to Bangkok proceeds from there to its destination near the border of Burma through the great central plain which is the rice-bowl of Thailand. It was to this well populated area, intersected by numerous waterways, that a little group of C.I.M. missionaries, recently out from China, went in 1952. Its friendly courteous people, Buddhists all, welcomed the strangers (if not their message) who had come to dwell among them, and it was here that the principal medical work of the C.I.M. Overseas Missionary Fellowship was commenced.

In this book Dr. Catherine Maddox, wife of the doctor superintendent of the medical work, gives an intimate history of the way in which the Christian Hospital was planted in the paddy fields of Central Thailand.

[From the front dustjacket]

My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this book to digitisation and to OMF International-UK for their kind permission to place it on-line. The PDF of this title may be reproduced for free educational purposes, but not sold for profit without written permission from the copyright holder.

Catherine Maddox, Paddy Field Hospital. A Story from Manorom, Thailand. London: China Inland Mission, [1961], Hbk. pp.183. [Click to visit the download page]


  1. Doubt
  2. Certainty
  3. Background
  4. Spadework
  5. Plans
  6. Building
  7. Expansion
  8. Compound
  9. Garden
  10. Opening
  11. Business Manager
  12. Staff (a)
  13. Staff (b)
  14. Nurses
  15. Departments (a)
  16. Departments (b)
  17. Homes
  18. Events
  19. Fields
  20. Evangelism (a)
  21. Evangelism (b)
  22. Follow-up
  23. Cases (a)
  24. Cases (b)
  25. Dykes
  26. Floods
  27. Harvest

About the author – Catherine Maddox, M.B., B.S.

As a child, the author wanted to be a missionary, and she took up medicine with this in mind. In 1938 she sailed for China with the China Inland Mission, devoting herself to medical and evangelistic work in the provinces of Honan, Anhwei and Szechwan. In 1946 she married Dr. F. C. Maddox. Her earlier book The Invincible Company was written while in China. Following the enforced withdrawal of the C.I.M. from that land, the Drs. Maddox went to Thailand, where to-day they are serving God in the Christian Hospital at Manorom.

From the back dustjacket

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