Dr Percy Charles Edward d'Erf Wheeler (1859-1944): a notable medical missionary of the Holy Land.

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Abstract

Dr Percy Charles Edward d'Erf Wheeler, a medical missionary of the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews, spent 24 years (1885-1909) as head of the English medical institution in Jerusalem. Wheeler dedicated the years he served in Palestine to promote the medical condition of the Jews as a means of missionary work. The most significant of his achievements was his leading role in the founding of the new British Hospital for the Jews in Jerusalem, the flagship of the British presence in Palestine, to be inaugurated in 1897.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Biography
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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