|This collection consists largely of the papers collected by Dr H.G. Anderson while working on the history of the CMS medical missions and includes letters and reminiscences, printed articles, reports and journals contributed by other missionaries. Also included are the letters, diaries and photographs of Rev. Thomas Russell Wade, CMS missionary in Northern India 1863-1910. Other material includes Dr Anderson's papers relating to his time in the office of Secretary to the Medical Consultative Committee of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) covering issues such as birth control, world population and the effects of atomic radiation, together with the minutes and papers of a CCIA Executive Committee meeting
|Dr Harold Gilbee Anderson began his CMS career in 1926 at Mienchu, Western China. After his marriage in 1927 and some time spent in New Zealand doing deputation work, he returned to China, to Chengtu. In 1931 he was awarded a Research Fellowship at Lester Institute, Shanghai.
In 1938 he was appointed Physician and Secretary to the Medical Committee a post he held until 1959. In this capacity he undertook tours of Africa, the Near and Middle East in 1944 and in 1949 to India and Pakistan. He wrote many articles for CMS journals on the work of Medical Missions, undertook a survey of the health of CMS missionaries in the field and was the author of 'A note on the use of artificial pneumothorax in labor pneumonia' Chinese Medical Journal August 1932.
He married twice, firstly Miss Eleanor MacNeil (d 1950) and later Miss Elizabeth France.
|Deposited with the CMS in October 1977 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003