Armerding, Paul L.

Doctors for the kingdom : the work of the American Mission Hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1913-1955 / written and edited by Paul L. Armerding ; foreword by Ravi K. Zacharias. - Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Publishing, ©2003. - 182 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm. - Historical series of the Reformed Church in America ; no. 43 . - Historical series of the Reformed Church in America ; no. 43. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-182).

Before the King Came, Before the Mission Visited -- Early Days -- A Doctor Meets the King -- First Invitations to Riyadh -- A Doctor Saves the King -- Adventures Further Afield -- Westward to the Hejaz -- A Son of the Pioneers -- Lady Practitioners for Lady Patients -- A Doctor Treats the Crown Prince -- Another Doctor, More Tours -- There is an End to All Things -- Postscript -- Chronology -- Identification of Key Personalities & Organizations -- Glossary of Medical and Foreign Terms -- Gazetteer of Current and Historical Place Names.

"Desert Arabs and urban Americans encountered one another well before the discovery of oil on the Arabian Peninsula. Doctors for the Kingdom tells the stories of several physicians and nurses who committed their lives to the work of the Arabian Mission of the Reformed Church in America, known in the Middle East as "The American Mission." These courageous individuals left behind the comforts of their homeland in favor of serving the peoples of the Arabian Gulf. They brought modern healthcare to the emerging leaders of the region and their people. They overcame many obstacles to do their work, often laboring in primitive conditions, but did so gladly. Their work was deeply appreciated and created lasting impressions. These are stories of people coming together to create relationships of significance. This history needs to be known and understood if we are going to address the issues of our day."--Jacket.

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Arabian Mission--History.
Reformed Church in America--Missions--History.--Saudi Arabia

Missions, Medical--History.--Saudi Arabia

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