My friends Anil and Theresa Henry invited me to India once again, this time to conduct research for a book on Anil’s parents – Dr. Viru Henry and Nancy Lott. They were pioneers in rural medicine in India and established hospitals and training centers for young people in several locations.
The story in unique – she came from Ohio in 1960 as a medical missionary nurse. He was from eastern India, training to be a doctor. He went on to be a world renowned surgeon and practitioner of tropical medicine, and she a talented nurse, nursing educator and hospital administrator. Together they changed the face of what a “Christian Missionary Hospital” looks like in India.
While I spent most of my days interviewing Viru and Nancy or transcribing these interviews, I was able to experience some of the life around the Christian Hospitals in Mungeli and Bissamkuttack and the towns in which they are located.
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