(Angl.). Founded at London April 12, 1799, as Soc. for Missions in Afr. and the E; preparations for a med. miss. dept. began 1882; women's dept. fully organized 1895. Included some Luths. Fields include Afr., Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Iran, Palestine, and the Far E. See also Abdul Masih.
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