Wilfred Grenfell

Wilfred Grenfell

Book - 1980
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When Wilfred Grenfell, an English doctor, arrived in Newfoundland in 1892 he found fishermen and their families living in squalor and dying from malnutrition and disease. As a man not afraid to upset the established way of doing things, Grenfell was determined to help. He started by setting up a hospital at Battle Harbour. Other hospitals followed, as well as nursing stations, orphanages, and a travelling library. He made enemies along the way, especially among the local merchants when he helped fishermen set up their own co-operative stores. As the great doctor himself acknowledged, he brought healing to Newfoundland and Labrador, but no one welcomed him except the people he served.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1980
ISBN: 9780889026773
Branch Call Number: J 610.6950924 Grenf-M
Characteristics: 62, [2] p. :,ill. ;,22 cm


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