Henry norman bethune, surgeon, inventor, political activist (born 3 march 1890 in gravenhurst, on died 12 november 1939 in huang shiko, china) education and medical career son of the manse norman bethunea biography of dr norman bethune from the canadian medical hall of fame. Montréal's official city portal presents the work of norman bethune and the schedule of events for his tribute year from fall 2008 to fall 2009 of great doctors and famous surgeons than of clear-thinking, far-sighted statesmen — norman bethune henry norman bethune was virtually born to a life in medicine while still a. Henry norman bethune was born in gravenhurst ontario usa, where bethune started a private practice and took a part-time job as an instructor life in 1928, he became the first assistant of dr edward archibald, a canadian pioneer in thoracic surgery at mcgill university in montreal, québec, canada unfortunately. In his book on the history of thoracic surgery in canada (13), dr norman c delarue wrote the following about archibald and bethune: no two surgeons could possibly have been so diametrically opposed in their outlook on life in general. Henry norman's father, malcolm nicholson bethune, initially led an adventurous life and travelled around the world in honolulu he met an english henry norman was influenced by his grandfather (whose profession in medicine he chose) and by his father (whose zest for hard work he shared) even as a youngster,.
Background: henry norman bethune is one of the most exciting and incredible surgeons that canada has ever produced through the reading of the numerous publications written about the life and work of bethune, interviews with knowledgeable people from canadian and chinese universities, analysis of bethune's. I be happy — see what my riches consist of first i have important work that fully occupies every minute of time i am needed” norman bethune faculty of medicine, 1916 his willingness to put his own life on the line was always evident march 4, 1890, henry norman bethune came from a family with. A brilliant surgeon, inventor, writer, orator and champion of health care as a basic human right for everyone, dr norman bethune was born in canada in 1890 and died in china in jean ewen is the canadian nurse who went to china in 1938 to work with dr she was fluent in chinese, having lived in china previously.
Dr norman bethune was born in 1890 in gravenhurst, ont, which is a part of the parry sound-muskoka riding represented by mp clement bethune lived the first three years of his life in gravenhurst, but has become something of a cottage industry for the town when it was realized the chinese had. Norman bethune was born in 1890 in gravenhurst, ontario, north of toronto he was the son of a clergyman but chose to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and become a surgeon he studied at the university of toronto's faculty of medicine but, in 1911, he interrupted his studies to work for a year as a. Henry norman bethune /ˈbɛθˌjuːn was a canadian physician, medical innovator, and noted communist bethune came to international prominence first for his service as a frontline surgeon supporting the democratically elected republican government during the spanish civil war but it was his service with the.
Because norman bethune was fundamentally irritating to the establishment a bit leninesque, isn't he however, one of his greatest admirer in his whole medical career was nothing less than mao zedong himself during the anti- japanese war the medical life of henry norman bethune 13k views view upvoters. In this 1964 radio clip, cbc journalist marjorie mcenaney explores the early years of canada's dr norman bethune through norman bethune was born on march 3, 1890, in gravenhurst, ont his full name was henry norman bethune his father new norman bethune biography draws complex picture in this clip from.
Henry norman bethune was born in gravenhurst, ontario, canada on march 3, 1890 this was a major turning point in his life altogether, he engaged in relief work in 11 battles, operated on 1,290 wounded soldiers and 10 japanese prisoners, and treated tens of thousands of other soldiers and. Conclusion: both a shortage of trained individuals to administer anesthesia and anesthetics themselves were among the many challenges dr norman bethune faced while operating on casualties during his work in china references: 1 stewart r, stewart s phoenix the life of norman bethune montreal & kingston:. Norman bethune was a great canadian physician and humanitarian, who is still remembered for his services during spanish civil war scroll further to know more about his profile, life, career and timeline.
Our college was named after and seeks to honour the spirit of dr henry norman bethune born in ontario, bethune was a great doctor who made important contributions to military medicine based on his experiences as a battlefield doctor in the spanish civil war and with the chinese people's liberation army in the 1930s. Abstract norman bethune became famous through his work in the spanish civil war, his a number of books and films about his remarkable life bethune 3 shenwen l henry norman bethune in: dictionary of canadian biography [ online] toronto: university of toronto 1990 4 macdougall h norman bethune. 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 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 his post. In this revisionist work, the authors claim that the celebrated doctor led a life of failure, alcoholism and deceit, redeemed by a few glorious months of sacrifice in china.