Robert Ingersoll

(1874-1955). Medical missionary to India. His parents became Seventh-day Adventists shortly after his birth, and he joined the church at the age of 14. In 1898 he graduated from the medical course at the University of Michigan, married a fellow graduate, Olive Perry, and sailed to India, where the two doctors joined the pioneer SDA medical missionary O. G. Place in Calcutta. After Place returned to the United States, the Ingersolls carried on the work of the Calcutta Sanitarium and helped to expand SDA medical work in India. Returning about 1909, Dr. Robert Ingersoll became superintendent of the Washington Sanitarium. Later, after briefly operating a private sanitarium, he headed the Florida Sanitarium at Orlando. From 1918 to 1930 he was superintendent of the Madison, Wisconsin, Sanitariu...

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

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