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Clara A. Swain, M.D.

First Medical Missionary to the Women of the Orient

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,019 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 453
Added to site: 2006.07.02
mnybks.net#: 13971
Genre: Biography
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the opportunity to introduce her doctor friend to these homes.

There was no lack of patients for the new doctor; for in addition to her work in the orphanage and her medical class, calls to native homes in the city became more and more frequent. At the end of the first six weeks after her arrival in Bareilly, Dr. Swain's note book recorded one hundred and eight patients. Her report to the conference, after a year of such service as she had never dreamed of, gave the number of patients prescribed for at the mission house as twelve hundred and twenty-five, and of visits to patients in their homes, two hundred and fifty.

The young women of the medical class were gaining practice and experience by caring for the sick in the orphanage and the Christian village, and sometimes accompanying Dr. Swain to visit her city patients, and they were also becoming proficient in compounding and dispensing medicines. This class, begun March 1, 1870, was graduated April 10, 1873, having passed an excellent examinat

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