Medical MissionariesIn the first decade of the nineteenth century a movement began in America which had the objective of evangelizing the non-Christian world. The second set of missionaries sent out went to Jaffna, Ceylon, in 1816. This book outlines the activities of these medical missionaries in Jaffna in the nineteenth century, particularly the outstanding contribution of Samuel Fisk Green.
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The American Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Patricia Butenis, visited the Green Memorial Hospital, Manipay on 25 January 2011. During her visit she presented a copy of my book to the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India. For a … Continue reading
A meeting about the book was held in Toronto at the Milliken Wesleyan Church Hall, Markham, on 16 July 2010. The Meeting was chaired by Rajan Kadirgamar, former Principal of Jaffna College. His introductory remarks included the following: Thiru Arumugam … Continue reading
Nineteenth century American Medical Missionaries in Jaffna, Ceylon: with special reference to Samuel Fisk Green is in the No. 1 spot in the list of recent arrivals in the Asia Bookroom. This open and on-line bookshop is based in Canberra, … Continue reading
In the April Newsletter of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India, Bishop Dr Daniel Thiagarajah says that he ‘marvels at the extent of the highly concentrated research that has gone into this work……..this book is a priceless … Continue reading
Victor Karunairajan in the April Newsletter of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India briefly reviews the book and comments on the immensity of the research and integrity of the author and the extensive references and bibliography provided. … Continue reading
The Sri Lankan Christian Society of North America in the Easter 2010 edition of their Enewsletter have described the book Nineteenth century American Medical Missionaries in Jaffna, Ceylon: with particular reference to Samuel Fisk Green as a “masterpiece”.
Bishop Dr Daniel Thiagarajah of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India (JDCSI) commends the book and states in their website “Recently among the heart-warming surprises I have received in my mail box was a book on the … Continue reading
Carole Bentley writes: I am delighted to have found the information that led me to your recently published book. Samuel Fisk Green was my great grandfather. I have little information about him and the family except that which has been … Continue reading
We are all indebted to Mr. Thiru Arumugam for reviving memories of an unusually splendid American Missionary presence in Jaffna by his endearing publication, well researched. It also indicates the quality of scholarship, and the cultural and distinguished heritage of … Continue reading
For photographs taken at the Book Launch, please see Malini’s Facebook Album.
An excerpt from the book: “Thus ended the life of one of the greatest men who lived in Jaffna during the nineteenth century. The entry in the Record Book of the family home in Green Hill for 28 May 1884 … Continue reading