January 06, 2018

Dr. Samuel Fisk Green (1822–1884)

Dr. Samuel Fisk Green (1822–1884) was an American medical missionary, served with the American Ceylon Mission (ACM) in Jaffna, during 1847–1873. During his tenure he founded the Sri Lanka's first medical hospital and school in what later became the Green Memorial Hospital in Manipay in the Jaffna peninsula. He translated and published over 4000 pages of medical literature from English to Tamil as part of his efforts to train doctors in their native language. He was personally responsible for training over 60 native doctors of whom majority had their instructions in Tamil.