Statue of Dr. Norman Bethune, on the main street in Gravenhurst, Ontario
Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), was an energetic, intelligent, and compassionate doctor who worked in Canada, Spain and China. Dr. Bethune is most famous for his work in China where he worked for the last two years of his life as a surgeon and teacher on battlefields where Chinese fought Japanese invaders. He died there from a knife wound that became infected. Even today, Dr. Bethune is a hero in China.
Bethune Memorial House National Site, Gravenhurst
The first floor and master bedroom of this house in which Dr. Bethune was born have been restored to what it looked like in 1890. A closer view of the front porch can be seen in sepia on my other blog HERE.
Banners featuring self portraits of children in Spain, China and Canada
The day my husband and I visited, banners were hanging along the main street in front of the Bethune house. Each banner bore self portraits of children now living in countries where Dr. Bethune worked as a surgeon.
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