Drs. Mary and David Paulson founded and built up the work of the Hinsdale Sanitarium in the Hinsdale suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Earlier Dr. David had been an instructor in the American Medical Missionary College at Battle Creek, Michigan and in 1899 he had taken charge of Battle Creek Sanitarium’s medical missionary work in Chicago.
Drs. Lauretta and Daniel Kress labored first at the Battle Creek Sanitarium and then were instrumental in establishing the Church’s health work in England, New Zealand, and Australia. In 1907 they returned to the United States where Dr. Daniel became the first medical superintendent of the newly established Washington Sanitarium and Hospital.
Because of the important leadership roles played by these two physician couples, they both received direct communications, as well as copies of letters to other workers, from the Lord’s servant Ellen White. Such communications make up this present publication—The Paulson and Kress Collections of Ellen G. White Letters.