Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

See inside

Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Medical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:236
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781733719858

Medical Missionaries in Turkish Arabia

The Perilous Calling of Arthur and Christine, 1904-1916

by Christine I Bennett

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

See inside

Overview
A strong-willed youth with courage and determination, Arthur runs away from home and eventually attains his dream of becoming a surgeon. His calling takes him to the Arabian Mission in 1904 where he survives dangerous assignments, risky adventures and close calls with death and disease. Christine is the precocious daughter of Danish immigrants who settle on the South Dakota prairie. Determined to gain a formal education, Christine attends a religious country school and later works her way through college and the University of Michigan's medical school. Her calling takes her to Arabia in 1909, where she devotes her medical work to women of diverse religions and socioeconomic backgrounds . When Christine arrives at the Mission's Annual Meeting in Bahrein, Arthur is the first to meet her. It is the beginning of a romance that develops into a deep love and partnership that inspires and supports them in their medical work and the horrific challenges they face when WWI impacts the Persian Gulf. They establish the Mission's foremost hospital and treat thousands of patients each year, including people suffering from malaria, leprosy, plagues, and other infectious diseases in an age without antibiotics. Christine assists Arthur with his most difficult surgeries, using chloroform, a rudimentary anesthetic. Together they perform risky procedures on the highest religious leaders and families of powerful Bedouin sheiks where failure would mean disaster. Christine and Arthur's letters, diaries, memoirs and photos provide a picture of Missionary life in Arabia, as well as the political and social history of Arabian lands before the discovery of oil. When the war reaches Mesopotamia, the mission is flooded with wounded soldiers from the front and Christine and Arthur's medical work turns tragic.
Description
A strong-willed youth with courage and determination, Arthur runs away from home and eventually attains his dream of becoming a surgeon. His calling takes him to the Arabian Mission in 1904 where he survives dangerous assignments, risky adventures and close calls with death and disease. Christine is the precocious daughter of Danish immigrants who settle on the South Dakota prairie. Determined to gain a formal education, Christine attends a religious country school and later works her way through college and the University of Michigan's medical school. Her calling takes her to Arabia in 1909, where she devotes her medical work to women of diverse religions and socioeconomic backgrounds . When Christine arrives at the Mission's Annual Meeting in Bahrein, Arthur is the first to meet her. It is the beginning of a romance that develops into a deep love and partnership that inspires and supports them in their medical work and the horrific challenges they face when WWI impacts the Persian Gulf. They establish the Mission's foremost hospital and treat thousands of patients each year, including people suffering from malaria, leprosy, plagues, and other infectious diseases in an age without antibiotics. Christine assists Arthur with his most difficult surgeries, using chloroform, a rudimentary anesthetic. Together they perform risky procedures on the highest religious leaders and families of powerful Bedouin sheiks where failure would mean disaster. Christine and Arthur's letters, diaries, memoirs and photos provide a picture of Missionary life in Arabia, as well as the political and social history of Arabian lands before the discovery of oil. When the war reaches Mesopotamia, the mission is flooded with wounded soldiers from the front and Christine and Arthur's medical work turns tragic.
About the author
The author is Professor Emerita at Indiana University, Bloomington. As an undergraduate she majored in Sociology at Northwestern University and went on to earn a Masters at Stanford in Secondary Social Studies Teaching and a Ph.D. in Social Science Education with specialization in ethnic studies at the University of Texas in Austin. She continues to write and research in retirement and in spring 2019 published the ninth edition of her textbook, Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice, Pearson Education, Inc. Medical Missionaries in Turkish Arabia: The Perilous Calling of Arthur and Christine, 1904-1916 is inspired by the memories of a beloved grandfather and the grandmother whose life story must be told.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.