Alfred Olsen

(1869-1960). Physician; pioneer of Seventh-day Adventist health education in Britain. He was the son of O. A. Olsen, onetime president of the General Conference. He took his medical training at the University of Michigan under the sponsorship of the General Conference Committee and the Medical and Surgical Sanitarium Board in the first group of Christian physicians to be thus sponsored (1891-1895). Upon graduation he joined the faculty of the newly opened American Medical Missionary College, where he served as secretary of the board and professor of physiology and pathology until about 1901, and as special lecturer from 1903 to 1905. In 1901 he secured recognition of his qualifications in Britain and took over the health education work begun there by Drs. D. H. and Lauretta Kress three yea...

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

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