Dr. Grenfell's Parish

Dr. Grenfell's Parish

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Doctor Wilfred T. Grenfell is the young Englishman who, for the love of God, practices medicine on the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador. Other men have been moved to heroic deeds by the same high motive, but the professional round, I fancy, is quite out of the common; indeed, it may be that in all the world there is not another of the sort. It extends from Cape John of Newfoundland around Cape Norman and into the Strait of Belle Isle, and from Ungava Bay and Cape Chidley of the Labrador southward far into the Gulf of St. Lawrence-two thousand miles of bitterly inhospitable shore: which a man in haste must sail with his life in his hands. The folk are for the most part isolated and desperately wretched-the shore fishermen of the remoter Newfoundland coasts, the Labrador "liveyeres," the Indians of the forbidding interior, the Esquimaux of the far north. It is to such as these that the man gives devoted and heroic service-not for gain; there is no gain to be got in those impoverished places: merely for the love of God. ________________________________________show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.81mm | 149.68g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150752515X
  • 9781507525159

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