Perry De Forest

(1867-1947). Leader of Seventh-day Adventist medical work in Switzerland. He was born in Canada. Losing his mother at the age of 4, he was placed in a foster home, where he remained until at the age of 18 he was converted and joined the Salvation Army. At the age of 20 he became an SDA , perhaps through the influence of his uncle, George King, a prominent colporteur. About the same time (1888), he married Amy H. Gee. He then went to Battle Creek Sanitarium, where he obtained a nursing diploma and soon thereafter enrolled in the medical school of the University of Cincinnati. With no material support but his hard work and strong will, he graduated in 1894 with a medical degree. He also obtained postgraduate diplomas in the areas of eye, ear, nose, throat, and dentistry. His aim was to becom...

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

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