The Editors are immensely grateful to all who have helped in the production of this book. Dr Paul Brand set the book’s spiritual tone in a foreword and elsewhere there are contributions from around the world. We cannot sufficiently thank all whose input appears and is acknowledged in its pages. Inevitably we were not able to use all the material we received but without the hard work and prayerful commitment
of all, this book would not have been possible.
Small numbers of contributions have been adapted, with permission, from the second edition of The Doctor’s Life Support, published in 1994 by The Christian Medical Fellowship, London; from Patterns for Life prepared for health professionals in Africa, and published in 1996 by MAP International – Africa, Nairobi; and from Frances McAll’s For God’s sake, Doctor! published in 1984 by Grosvenor Books, London. We are grateful for this permission, which is acknowledged beneath the pieces in question. Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version c 1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society, unless stated otherwise.
Drs John and Alethea Reader at the ICMDA initiated this project and their successor, Dr Peter Pattisson and the Executive Committee, advised and encouraged as it progressed. Mrs Jenny Darkin in the Cambridge office kept the papers flowing and Mrs Diana Roberts prepared the final manuscript, while Mrs Marion Sanders helped with proof reading. Denise Lloyd and Richard Parsons, of Stanley L. Hunt (Printers) Ltd., advised on production. To these and many others we give heartfelt thanks.
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