Olney Place

(1860-1926). Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist medical missionary to India, founder of Boulder Sanitarium. He joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church at an early age, took nurse’s training at Battle Creek Sanitarium, and later completed his education at the University of Michigan with a medical degree. After graduation he was on the staff of the Battle Creek Sanitarium for a number of years, then served as medical superintendent of the Mount Vernon (Ohio) Sanitarium until it closed. Early in 1895 he was sent to begin medical work at Boulder, Colorado; he opened the predecessor of the Boulder Sanitarium and started the first buildings of the present institution. In 1896 he was called to go to India to begin medical missionary work in Calcutta. He established a small sanitarium and treatment r...

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

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