Wesleyan Medical Missions in China to 1909

W. Arthur Tatchell [1869-1937], Medical Missions in China. In Connexion with the Wesleyan Methodist Church with Forty-Six IllustrationsArthur Tatchell’s history of medical missions in China is illustrated with 46 photographs which have been scanned in greyscale to preserve their quality. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This title is in the Public Domain.

W. Arthur Tatchell [1869-1937], Medical Missions in China. In Connexion with the Wesleyan Methodist Church with Forty-Six Illustrations. London: Robert Culley, [1909]. Hbk. pp.351. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

Introduction.
An Appreciation by the Hon. E.H. Fraser, C.M.B., H.B.M. Consul-General, Hankow

  1. ‘The Tender Mercies of the Heathen – Are Cruel’
  2. A Brief Survey of Medical Missions in ChinaCentral China: The Province North of the Lake
  3. The Mouth of the Han
  4. Resuscitation
  5. The City of Virtue and Peace
  6. Work for Suffering Women
  7. The City of Military Glory
  8. Recent AdvancesCentral China: The Province South of the Lake
  9. A Long-Closed DoorSouth China
  10. Buddha’s Hill
  11. The ‘Tree of the Phoenix’ City
  12. The ‘Shiu’ Barrier City
  13. Of Past and Present Medical Missionaries

Introduction

This is a Story, and not a medical treatise.’ Neither does it’ profess to be a literary production. Those gifts and graces which make for such are obviously absent. Medical men are not generally guilty of increasing the yearly output of. books on subjects outside of their own conservative sphere. Their work is usually confined to ‘ things earthy,’ and their thoughts revolve around hard facts. Such are not always adorned with literary charms.

The various parts of this skeleton have been collected from numerous sources, and, as far as is here seen, we have tried to add flesh and life. Whether we have succeeded or not remains to be proved.

The writing of this Story has· not only been a joy but also a labour of love. It has been performed during the multitudinous dudes and cares connected with large hospital practices. Never have we been able to devote two consecutive hours to the writing of the Story. Of the blemishes and omissions we are only too painfully conscious. Hence, no literary critics need intensify our sufferings. [Continue reading]