Leaven of Christianity in the Madura Field Volume 67, Pts. 1901-1910

Leaven of Christianity in the Madura Field Volume 67, Pts. 1901-1910

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...medicines used are the best obtainable so far as possible. We often experience difficulty in paying the high bills for medicines and for feeding the poor, but still we feel that it is best not to cut down in these important matters. Those needing glasses have their eyes examined free, and to the poor, glasses are also supplied free. Large amounts of cholera medicines have been given out free of charge last year. Much cholera has prevailed in villages--also in Madura town. It cost Rs. 16,000 last year to carry on the work of the hospital. Of this Rs. 15,000 was raised in India. So incessant is the struggle for money that the procuring of money seems almost half the work. Fortunately some of the patients are rich and give generously. An endowment fund is being raised--this was begun four years ago. It now comes to 6,000--of which Rs. 17,000 is in the Bank of Madras and Rs. 1,000 is in stock in the Madura Spinning Mill. Rs. 5,000 was received for the endowment from one giver, the Zemindar of Saptur (native prince). A picture of the accountant is here reproduced. The growth of this endowment is a new and pleasing incident in the development of our work. Several beds in the hospital are endowed and several supported. It costs about 100 rupees a year to support a bed." Women's Hospital. Miss Parker writes: --"In the course of the year there have been treated inpatients 586, out-patients 19,398, dispensary 15,051, itineracy 4,347. The hospital and dispensary cases have come from the following classes: --Europeans and Eurasians 120 Native Christians 6,987 Mohammedans 873 Hindus... 7,657 They include 122 maternity cases. The total number of treatments given, excluding itineracy cases, was 42,954. With thirty in-patients the hospital...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935373
  • 9781236935373