Bethune Memorial House
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Adrienne Clarkson
EXTRAORDINARY CANADIANS NORMAN BETHUNE Hardback | 235 x 159mm | 204 pages | ISBN 9780670067312 | 31 Mar 2009 | Penguin Canada | Adult

Ted Allan and Sydney Gordon The Scalpel, The Sword, Montreal: McClelland and Stewart, 1952, revised 1971, reprinted 1981.

Linda Capacchione, Jim Endicott, Caroline Perly Bethune: His Story in Pictures. Toronto: NC Press, 1975. (based on the Chinese picture book entitled Dr. Bethune. Shanghai: Shanghai People's Publishing House. Bethune: His Story in Pictures is the second in the series entitled Toward a People's Art.)

Chih-cheng Chung Norman Bethune in China. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1975.

Anne Corkett Norman Bethune, Series--People Who Have Helped the World. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Children's Books, 1990

Sylvia DuVernet Canada-China Cultural Exchanges. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989.

Jean Ewen China Nurse: 1932-1939. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1981.

Rod Langley Bethune (a play). Vancouver: Talon Books, 1975.

Libby Park, Stanley Ryerson, Wendell Macleod Bethune: The Montreal Years. Toronto: James Lorimer & Co., 1978.

David A.E. Shepard and andree Levesque (ed.s) Norman Bethune: His Times and His Legacy. Ottawa: Canadian Public Health Association, 1982

Mary Larratt Smith, Prologue to Norman: The Canadian Bethunes. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1976.

Roderick Stewart, Bethune. Markham: General Publishing Co., 1975.

Roderick Stewart, Norman Bethune. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1974. Series--Famous Canadians.

Roderick Stewart, The Mind of Norman Bethune. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1977.

Larry Hannant, The Politics of Passion: Bethune's Writing and Art. University of Toronto Press, 1998.


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book reviews/excerpts

“Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune”: Children's book; excerpt & review
by John Wilson
(ages 9-13)

CM Magazine Review
and excerpt of
“Norman Bethune: A Life of Passionate Conviction

by John Wilson
(ages 15-17)
Fifteen days before, Bethune had operated on a soldier with a broken leg. He was tired, but that wasn't unusual, for he was driving himself hard. As he worked, the chisel he was using slipped and sliced open the middle finger of his left hand. This too was not unusual. There were no surgical gloves and, in any case, Bethune preferred working without them. He said it gave him more sensitivity. Minor accidents with sharp instruments were quite common. A nurse bandaged the finger and Bethune continued. But something different happened this time. Several days later, Bethune operated, again barehanded, on a soldier with a long-untreated head wound. The wound was infected with streptococcus. By November 5, Bethune's finger was swollen and he was running a fever.


Film/Video: National Film Board of Canada, Bethune. 1964

Video: Telefilm Canada, Bethune: The Making of a Hero. 1990