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The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune (Large Print 16pt)
     

The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune (Large Print 16pt)

by Ted Allan, Sydney Gordon
 

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Originally published in the early 1950s, The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner against private medicine, communist, and graphic artist. Bethune belonged to that international contingent of individuals who recognized the threat of fascism in the world and went out courageously to try to

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Originally published in the early 1950s, The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner against private medicine, communist, and graphic artist. Bethune belonged to that international contingent of individuals who recognized the threat of fascism in the world and went out courageously to try to defeat it.Born in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Bethune introduced innovative techniques in treating battlefield injuries and pioneered the use of blood transfusions to save lives, which made him a legend first in Spain during the civil war and later in China when he served with the armies of Mao Zedong in their fight against the invading Japanese. He is today remembered amongst the pantheon of Chinese revolutionary heroes.In Canada Bethune's strong left-wing views made him persona non grata, but this highly readable and engaging account has helped to sustain the memory of a great man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781525238147
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
01/26/2017
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.16(d)

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