Norman Bethune [Pai Ch'iu-en] (* March 3, 1890 Gravenhurst, † November 12, 1939 China). Canadian thoracic surgeon. Bethune went to the University of Toronto and received his M.D. in 1916. From 1928 to 1936, Bethune worked as a thoracic surgeon in Montreal. During the 1930s he became a convinced communist, and in 1936 he went to Spain, where he joined the anti-Fascist struggle. In early 1938, Bethune went to China to help Mao Zedong and the Red Army fight the Japanese. In November 1939 he died of septicemia, contracted when he cut himself while operating.
Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site of Canada
Detailed biography of Norman Bethune, including several historic photographies.
CM Magazine: Norman Bethune: A Life of Passionate Conviction. (The Quest Library, 1).
Review of this book by John Wilson, published in 1999.
CM Magazine: The Mind of Norman Bethune
Review of this book by Roderick Stewart, published in 2002.
Cool Canada: Norman Bethune (1890-1939)
A short biography of this Chinese hero, born in Canada. Includes a photo and a self-portrait.
Norman Bethune (1890-1939)
Few tabulated notes on his life and work.
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