Labrador Doctor: My Life with the Grenfell Mission (Goodread Biographies)
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Labrador doctor A Customer stunning stoty of Life on the Labrador by one of the finest Doctors ever in Labrador History.
Such conditions were routine, however, for the pioneering doctors of Sir Wilfrid Grenfell's medical mission. Anthony, Newfoundland and North West River, Labrador. Tony Paddon here recounts the story of his remarkable life--from his Labrador childhood to his time in the RCN during World War Two and his service as a Grenfell doctor operating out of St. Driving dog teams through the icy heart of a northern winter, bracing against the flimsy bulkhead of a frail ship battered by storms, removing an appendix on a heaving vessel while bluebottle flies buzz overhead--hard training for a future Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. Vivid and emotionally powerful, Paddon's book recounts his travels throughout the region by boat, bush plane and dog team, in service of isolated and desperate patients, native and non-native alike. The fascinating story of a determined and able man, Labrador Doctor recreates a life lived in a primitive, forbidding and astonishingly beautiful northern landscape.
"An earthy, attractive, and outspoken account." (Atlantic Provinces Book Review)"A thoroughly enjoyable story told by a remarkable man a heartwarming tale of high adventure, trials and accomplishments." (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
. In 1981 W.A. He died in 1995. PADDON was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and held the position until 1986