Vartan Of Nazareth – Missionary and Madical Pioneer in the Nineteenth Century Middle East


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Is little known staory of a medical pioneer who founded a hospital in Nazareth 150 years ago. This book traces the remarkable life of Pacradooni Kaloost Vartan, the son of a poor Armenian tailor in Constantinople. Born 1835 at a time of great change in the Ottoman Empire, the young Vartan attended the 1st American missionary school in the imperial city. He joined the British Army as an interpreter in the Crimea and, having witnessed the rigours of battlefield medicine, was drawn to a career as a surgeon and physician.

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