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.