Righting Wrongs. The Story of Norman Bethune by John Wilson

By John Wilson

Short-listed for the 2002 Canadian kid's publication Centre Norma Fleck Award
Norman Bethune used to be a physician who committed his existence to supporting others and whose tale is a striking one, lower brief by means of his early demise in China in 1938. This biography in our tales of Canada sequence lines his existence from his youth spent relocating round Ontario as a preacher's son to his reviews within the First international conflict and his crusades to discover a medication for tuberculosis and to advertise well-being care in Canada. yet Bethune is most famed for the time he spent battling Fascism via his occupation of therapeutic in Spain and China through the past due Thirties. His tale conjures up us to think that we will be able to swap the area via our actions.

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During the First World War, the white feather was a symbol of cowardice. Young women presented it to men of military age if they were not in a soldier’s uniform. This was to try and shame them into joining the army. It was very unfair since, often, soldiers recovering from wounds or on leave did not walk around in uniform. The white feather made Bethune feel bad, but he was not a coward. After the War After the First World War ended in 1918, Bethune had trouble settling down. He worked at the famous Hospital for Sick Children in London, England, as a small town doctor back in Stratford, Ontario, and at various hospitals in London and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bethune did not expect the government to accept his proposals immediately, but he did expect his report to cause some trouble and get people talking. He was disappointed when it was completely ignored by politicians and doctors. This newspaper headline is about a time when Bethune addressed a conference and advocated universal healthcare. No one took him seriously, but he made the news. What could Bethune do? He was becoming an outcast for his outspoken views. Hardly any of his doctor colleagues would have anything to do with him.

He was disappointed when it was completely ignored by politicians and doctors. This newspaper headline is about a time when Bethune addressed a conference and advocated universal healthcare. No one took him seriously, but he made the news. What could Bethune do? He was becoming an outcast for his outspoken views. Hardly any of his doctor colleagues would have anything to do with him. Bethune was struggling to change the world for the better, but he was misunderstood and ignored. In 1962, the first Medicare system in Canada was introduced in Saskatchewan.

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