Health and Temperance Missionary School

A school formed by the Battle Creek Sanitarium in 1889 to prepare leaders and instructors in the health and temperance work of the church. It was a major part of the health education campaign that the sanitarium was created to carry on. Later its objectives were taken over by the American Medical Missionary College. Background of the Educational Work of the Sanitarium. The work of educating the church membership and the public in the principles of health and hygiene stemmed from Ellen G. White’s counsels in 1863 and 1865 ( see Health Principles ), on her insistence on the need for this work, and on her suggestion that an institution would become necessary to accomplish this task. In 1866 delegates to the General Conference pledged themselves to use their best influence to impress the imp...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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