International Medical Missionary and Benevolent Association

A legal corporation founded in 1893 under the name Seventh-day Adventist Medical Missionary and Benevolent Association (renamed International Medical Missionary and Benevolent Association in 1896). It was dissolved in 1904. The association aimed to promote the medical activities of the denomination and to hold the properties of the church’s medical and charitable enterprises. The objectives of the association, specifically, were “to erect and manage homes for orphan children and for friendless aged persons, also hospitals and sanitariums for the treatment of the sick poor and others, the same to be either self-supporting or supported in whole or in part by funds secured for the purpose; to establish dispensaries in cities, medical missions at home and abroad, visiting nurses’ work, C...

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

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