Henderson, James, Md

Henderson, James, M.D.

a Scotch Congregational medical missionary, was born in 1830, and received a careful religious training by a pious widowed mother. He began life as a shepherd-boy, but spent several sessions at the Edinburgh University. He offered his services to the London Missionary Society, and after six months of private theological instruction, during which time he received his degree of M. D. from the University of St. Andrews, he set sail for Shanghai, China. On his arrival, in 1860, he immediately applied himself with his characteristic zeal to medical work, and his thorough devotion, united with his remarkable surgical skill,, soon raised the reputation of the Chinese hospital to the highest point. In June 1865, he was seized with fever, and died July 31 following. See (Lond.) Cong. Year- book, 1866, page 258.

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