Jungle Doctor’s Case Book
Book 19 in the Jungle Doctor Series!
Day after day disease and illness walk through the doors of the Mvumi hospital. A deaf man is cured remarkably quickly and his hearing completely restored by one visit to the Jungle Doctor. Others have more serious illnesses and take longer to heal, especially those who have been ‘treated’ by the witch doctor beforehand. Abscesses, broken arms, cataracts and burns all urgently require medical assistance. Even someone who needs spectacles or false teeth can be helped by the Jungle Doctor. But each arrival is more than just another ‘patient’ – they are people and they all have a story – and each one goes into the Jungle Doctor’s casebook.
Jungle Doctor’s Case Book is book 19 of the Jungle Doctor series! The thrilling adventures from missionary Dr. Paul White based in Mvumi hospital, Tanzania.
About the Author
Paul White was an Australian missionary doctor in Africa who learned to clothe his Bible teaching in stories with a timeless quality. When he returned home to Australia his stories were discovered and published to world-wide acclaim.
Born in 1910 in Australia, Paul had Africa in his blood as long as he could remember. His father captured his imagination with stories of his experiences in the Boer War which left an indelible impression. His father died of meningitis in army camp in 1915, and he was left an only child without his father at five years of age. He inherited his father’s storytelling gift along with a mischievous sense of humor.
Early Conversion and Medical Studies
He committed his life to Christ as a sixteen year old school boy and studied medicine as the next step towards missionary work in Africa. Paul and his wife, Mary, left Sydney, with their small son, David, for Tanganyika in 1938. He always thought of this as his life’s work. But Mary’s severe illness forced their early return to Sydney in 1941. Their daughter, Rosemary, was born while they were overseas.
Within weeks of landing in Sydney, Paul was invited to begin a weekly radio broadcast. Its popularity spread throughout Australia as The Jungle Doctor broadcasts! The last of these was aired in 1985. The weekly scripts for these programs became the raw material for the Jungle Doctor books.
The books in part or whole have been translated into 109 languages!
Paul saw that although his plan to work in Africa for life was turned on its head, in God’s better planning he was able to reach more people by coming home than by staying. It was a great joy to meet people over the years who told him they were on their way overseas to work in mission because of the Jungle Doctor books!
Jungle Doctor’s Case Book