Frederick Jewell

(1875-1967). Nurse and missionary. A native of Ithaca, New York, he was converted to the Seventh-day Adventist faith at 21 years of age and trained as a nurse at the old Battle Creek Sanitarium. In 1902 he told his wife, the former Elnora Van Horn, that he was offering his services to Africa. So began 43 years of service to the people of that continent. The Jewells settled first at Inyazura, then spent a short time in Zambia, but Solusi was to be their home. Here Jewell was in charge of the clinic, which soon drew patients from long distances. His particular interest was the maternity ward, and he studied constantly to improve his knowledge of safe methods of delivery. He set himself a goal of being able to cope with any complication so as to save the lives of the mothers and babies who we...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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