The Kingdom in India; Its Progress and Its Promise

The Kingdom in India; Its Progress and Its Promise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...great man was coming, and soon up to the rear door of the dispensary, where I was sitting, drove the travelling coach of the old Nabob of Gurramkonda, who lived twenty-five miles to the north. His Mantri, or prime minister, came in, saying that his master, the Nabob's son, was in the coach; that ten days before he had got his jaw out of joint; that there was not a blacksmith nor a barber within ten miles but had had a tug at that jaw, though all to no avail; that last evening they had heard of this new foreign doctor, who was said to do such wondrous things, and the Nabob had ordered him to get up the big bullock coach, and, travelling through the night, he brought the young man right to my hospital, to see if anything could possibly be done for him. The young man came in. His jaw was wide open, with some webbing tied under the chin and over the crown of the head, and a stick put in and twisted up as tight as possible, lest it should get still wider open! This was taken off before I examined him. Every surgeon knows what a simple thing it is to set a jaw, if one knows how. My thumbs, wound in napkins, went into his mouth and the jaw came instantly into place. The old Mantri, and all his followers declared that it was a miracle, and went back home noising abroad the wonderful tale. The next time we went on a preaching tour all through those villages to the north, nearly every village turned out a fine audience of interested listeners, eager to know the truth, taught by "the great doctor." We felt the effects of that one slight operation all through that tour. In June, 1869, there was brought to my hospital in a hammock-like blanket tied to a long bamboo, borne on the shoulders of four of his kinsmen, a two-days' journey from their...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581555
  • 9781236581556