This feature documentary is a biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian doctor who served with the loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and with the North Chinese Army during the Sino-Japanese War. In Spain he pioneered the world's first mobile blood-transfusion service; in China his work behind battle lines to save the wounded has made him a legendary figure.
Ages 16 to 17
History - The Depression Era
History - World War II
Science - Biology
on the following topics: Bethune's sybarite lifestyle; his philosophy on
health care; his political views at home and abroad; Bethune's establishment
of mobile blood-transfusion services in Spain; his treatment of the wounded
Chinese via mobile hospitals; Bethune's contribution to history as the result
of his journal and medical writings; his contribution to medicine throughout
his career; his untimely death at the age of 49.