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A Labrador Doctor

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 11th 2008 by BiblioLife (first published 1948)
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Recommends it for: Those with an adventurous spirit
Much of this book I found a very interesting read, because Sir Wilfred Grenfell describes an era of school education, the practice of medicine, and the pioneering and development of human settlements in a harsh climate; an era which has now completely passed with pharmaceutical discoveries and the technological development of satellite communication over very long distances.

Grenfell’s public school education at Marlborough sounded pretty uncompromising, but on the whole, fair. I particularly lik
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Good book. I was surprised how hard the churches were working to get the government to take over their work at that time, whereas now they are lamenting the government role and saying it is usurping the church's role!
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Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, KCMG (28 February 1865 – 9 October 1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Grenfell moved to London in 1882. He then commenced the study of medicine at the London Hospital Medical College (now part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry) under the tutelage of Sir Frederick Treves: he graduated in 1888. His immediate family came f
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