Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameMary Pierson Eddy8, 1351 4:5
Birth1 Sep 1864, Sidon, Al-Janub, Lebanon39,5355
Death11 Sep 1923, Beirut, Syria5355
BurialAnglo-American Cemetery, Beirut, Bayrut, Lebanon5355
MotherHannah Maria Condit , 1351 4 (1827-1904)
Notes for Mary Pierson Eddy
She was an eminent physician in Beirut, Syria.5348
Dr. Mary Pierson Eddy (1864-1923) was a religious and medical missionary. She was born in Syria to American missionary parents. Dr. Eddy followed in her parents' footsteps to become a medical missionary in the Middle East. She was the first woman to obtain a license to practice medicine in the Ottoman Empire. Dr. Eddy spent most of her missionary career traveling among remote villages of Syria until her death at age 59.
Dr. Mary Eddy began her missionary work in November 1893.[4] Although she worked under the American Protestant missionaries, Dr. Eddy's main focus was not to proselytize but to heal. She founded eye clinics, hospitals, and a tuberculosis sanatorium. Unlike other missionaries of her time, Dr. Eddy traveled frequently throughout her mission. She set up clinics in tents and reached a great number of patients. In one instance, Dr. Eddy saw more than 500 new patients and performed over 40 eye operations in a single day.[1] Dr. Eddy continued her mission for more than 20 years and faced many unorthodox situations. She contracted malaria, was swept out to sea, almost shipwrecked a trip from Beirut to Syria, and slept in a mud hut among other people and animals, among other hardships. 5359
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