Gertrude Brown

(1879-1974). Social worker, physician, benefactor. Born in Essex, England, she was the youngest of 11 children. She was baptized in 1893 and went to the Seventh-day Adventist sanitarium in Basel, Switzerland, for her nursing diploma. While working in the SDA hospital in Ireland, she met and married Edward Brown, a nurse. She became a social worker for London County Council in Hoxton, where she served before being invited to join the staff of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, working there as matron over 2,000 patients. Returning to Britain, she qualified as an M.D. in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Browns settled in Scotland and founded Crieff Nursing Home. Upon the death of her husband, she turned the home over to the church with the understanding that it would continue to be developed along the sam...

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

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