Joseph Plumb Cochran, M.D. , was an American Presbyterian missionary. He is credited as the founding father of Iran's first modern Medical School.Personal life Joseph Cochran's father, the Reverend Joseph Gallup Cochran , and his mother, Deborah Wilber Plumb , were first-generation American missionaries who traveled to Iran in 1848. They settled in Urmia, Western Azarbaijan, Iran, home to the people of the ancient culture of Urartu and of one of the earliest Christian churches, the Assyrian Church of the East. The family devoted their missionary zeal to the well-being of the local population, many of whom were devout Christians.Source: Wikipedia
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