By Rosalie M. Lombard
Like different young ones of the Thirties, I examine the adventures of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, who labored between fishermen in a really chilly, icy position method up north referred to as Newfoundland and Labrador . . .
It was once decades later, in the course of my student-nursing days at Columbia-Presbyterian, that i actually discovered what the Grenfell venture was once all approximately. i used to be intrigued on the considered, sometime, utilizing my nursing talents there. After graduating in 1951, I remained on the scientific centre for an additional 12 months of nursing event. In that point, I had gotten uninterested in the massive urban and yearned for a extra adventurous operating surroundings. these past seeds concerning the Grenfell character had sprouted. in the summertime of 1952, I met with the overseas Grenfell organization secretary and signed up as an assistant nurse in St. Anthony. The seed that have been planted such a lot of years earlier than had ultimately blossomed and might lead me to nice adventures.
Adventures of a Grenfell Nurse is a riveting selection of tales that proportion the reviews of a Grenfell nurse within the early Fifties within the subarctic weather of Newfoundland and Labrador: a educate ruin, a dogsled journey, the supply of a child on board a coastal steamship, a harrowing crusing event, a near-shipwreck in gale-force winds, and lots more and plenty more!