The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune Ted Allan Sydney Gordon The Scalpel the Sword The Story of Dr Norman Bethune Compelling narrative of Norman Bethune revolutionary doctor in Mao s China
  • Title: The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune
  • Author: Ted Allan Sydney Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780771007293
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Unbound
The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune Ted Allan Sydney GordonCompelling narrative of Norman Bethune, revolutionary doctor in Mao s China.
The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune Ted Allan Sydney Gordon

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  1. This book is the story of Norman Bethune, a prominent Canadian thoracic surgeon During the 1930s he became a convinced communist, which led him to the frontlines of the wars in Spain and China He arrived in China about six months after the start of the major Sino Japanese War He made his way to Yenan where, in discussion with Mao Zedong, he advanced his theory that fully 75% of serious casualties would survive if operated on immediately Mao commissioned Bethune to organize a mobile operating uni [...]

  2. This is an excellent book about Bethune s life It has so many details including quotes from his journals, so you really get to understand his thinking He went through many phases in his life, from bohemian to selfless physician, and he always had a quick temper and suffered fools poorly It is easy to understand why this is considered the best story of his life, as it has far greater depth than some of the others I have read.

  3. This book accomplishes two seemingly contradictory feats it is both extremely overwritten, and at the same time it is a very lazily written book Whole chapters are often direct excepts from Bethunes diaries or pamphlets or speeches During the chapter on Bethunes experiences during the Spanish Civil War, Allan and Gordon take us out of the action and give a lengthy dissertation in the medical history of Hematology This is pure communist hagiography if you wanted to have a deeper look into the lif [...]

  4. Moving and well written in terms of prose quality, but rather hagiographic piece whose effectiveness as a work of nonfiction was rather compromised by the injection of thoughts into minds Makes little pretense of objectivity perhaps reflective of the time when this was written But vivid description of transformations and internal conflicts of the protagonist and of battlefield medicine made it certainly worth the time.

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