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Arthur Charles Gook

GOOK, Arthur Charles. b. London, 11 June 1883; d. London, 18 June 1959. Gook was the son of an estate agent, who would not allow him to take up a scholarship to a university. After working briefly in his father’s business, and for a London publisher, he trained as a homeopathic practitioner at the London Homeopathic Hospital. He was converted at a Bible Class, and joined the Open Brethren (OBs: see Brethren hymnody, British*). With his wife Florence, he went to Iceland in 1905 to take over a homeopathic practice begun by Frederic H. Jones in 1897. Following Jones’s death, the Gooks settled in Akureyri, where they were missionaries and homeopaths from 1905 to 1955. Gook began a Christian...

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