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Norman Bethune by Adrienne Clarkson

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Published by Penguin Canada in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Chirurgiens,
  • Biographies,
  • General Surgery,
  • Surgeons,
  • Biography

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About the Edition

Norman Bethune was a surgeon, medical inventor, tumultuous romantic, and advocate for the poor.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 191).

Statementby Adrienne Clarkson ; with an introduction by John Ralston Saul
SeriesExtraordinary Canadians, Extraordinary Canadians
LC ClassificationsRD27.35.B47 C53 2009x
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 200 pages ;
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26650497M
ISBN 100670067318
ISBN 109780670067312

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This book, part of the Extraordinary Canadian series, provide a taut, informative account of the life of Norman Bethune. Born in , Bethune is best known for his medical work in China over a 20 month period and his pioneering work in the creation of the first mobile blood-transfusion unit in the Spanish Civil War/5. Aug 14,  · Restless, dynamic, conflicted, a surgeon, an artist, and a writer, Norman Bethune was an extraordinary Canadian. Brilliant, yet erratic, Bethune's life was characterized by cycles of achievement and self-destruction and his adventurous spirit led him from the operating rooms of Montreal to the battlegrounds of Spain and China.5/5(8). Jun 10,  · Norman Bethune - The Incredible Life and Tragic Death of a Revered Canadian Doctor "Within hours of his arrival, Norman was taken to meet Chairman Mao Zedong. The smiling man grabbed Norman's hands in two men talked for hours."5/5(2). Jul 01,  · Their well-written, exhaustive and highly readable Phoenix: The Life of Norman Bethune should become the definitive basis for all serious discussion of .

Mar 31,  · Henry Norman Bethune (March 4, – November 12, ; Chinese: 白求恩; pinyin: Bái Qiúēn) was a Canadian physician, medical innovator, and noted anti-fascist. Bethune came to international prominence first for his service as a frontline surgeon supporting the democratically-elected Republican government during the Spanish Civil War. Sep 01,  · Book review – Was Dr. Norman Bethune truly an extraordinary Canadian? In a new biography of the medical pioneer who died in China in while serving Mao’s forces, Adrienne Clarkson takes the view that Bethune was profoundly Canadian in his world view, and that his work indeed had an extraordinary impact on the world. See more of Norman Bethune on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Norman Bethune on Facebook. Log In. Forgot account? or. Create New Account. Not Now. Norman Bethune. Doctor. Community See All. 66 people like this. 64 people follow Followers: I'm assuming there is a typo in Bethune's last will. The leader of the Communist Party of Canada was Tim Buck (not Tim Burke) and I'm guessing Bethune knew this! Pink Pagoda; James Garrow. The entry on the "Pink Pagoda" project seems inappropriate within the Norman Bethune entry.

Comrade Norman Bethune,[] a member of the Communist Party of Canada, was around fifty when he was sent by the Communist Parties of Canada and the United States to China; he made light of travelling thousands of miles to help us in our War of Resistance Against Japan. He arrived in Yenan in the spring of last year, went to work in the Wutai Mountains, and to our great sorrow died a martyr at. I’m not your man: Norman Bethune & women An essay by Larry Hannant * Doctor, medical innovator, propagandist, artist, political activist -- Norman Bethune is nothing if not multitalented. The same complexity marks his character. The accounts of friends and acquaintances portray a man whose personality was multifaceted and contradictory, at once brash, reckless and rude but also tender. The politics of passion: Norman Bethune's writing and art by Norman Bethune (Book) 6 editions published between and in English and Chinese . The Norman Bethune Medal is the highest medical honor in China, bestowed by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Personnel of China, to recognize individual's outstanding contributions, heroic spirit and great humanitarian in the medical field. The Norman Bethune Medal was established in