Story of the Mission to Lepers 1874-1917 by A. Donald Miller

A. Donald Miller, An Inn Called Welcome. The Story of the Mission to Lepers 1874-1917“This book tells the story of forty-three years of compassionate service to leprosy sufferers. It begins in a drawing room in a Dublin suburb, and ends in places as far apart as India, China and Korea. Although the book covers only the years 1874-1917, it is published during the ninetieth anniversary year of The Mission to Lepers and, at a later date, it is hoped to continue the story from the end of the First World War to the middle of the twentieth century.”

“Mr. A. Donald Miller’s service to those who suffer from leprosy began in 1922 when he was posted by The Mission to Lepers to its largest Home, at Purulia, in West Bengal, India. In 1924 he became the Mission’s Secretary for India, organising and developing the work in that country where the Mission began its activities and where it still has its largest Field. From 1943 until 1960 he was General Secretary of The Mission to Lepers and, on his retirement, became Consultant from 1960 to 1963 when he was made a Vice-President of the Society. His work has taken him to many countries where the Mission and its co-operating societies work in the field of leprosy care and control. He is eminently fitted, by experience and ability, to write the story of the Mission. His other books include A Bridge of Compassion and Music at Midnight.”

From the dustjacket

This book is in copyright and is reproduced here by kind permission of The Leprosy Mission. You are permitted to download and print this book for free educational purposes. It may not be sold for profit without written permission from the copyright holder.

A. Donald Miller, An Inn Called Welcome. The Story of the Mission to Lepers 1874-1917. London: The Mission to Lepers, 1965. Hbk. pp.241. [Click to visit the download page]


  • Introduction
  • Part One: 1874-1899
  • Part Two: 1900-1909
  • Part Three: 1910-1917
  • Index

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