GRENFELL OF LABRADOR by George H. Pumphrey


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This story of Sir Wilfred Grenfell is designed to emphasize the inspiring life of a doctor, who in the late nineteenth century, left the comforts of his native England to serve as a missionary doctor among the fishing people of Labrador. Although his was doubtless a selfless contribution--at seventy five he still faced enormous physical hazards to succour the physical and spiritual needs of those people who pursued their dangerous trade from the hostile Labrador waters. The approach of this biography is somewhat flat and pedantic and George Pumphrey does not fully exploit the dramatic possibilities implicit in his subject.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1959
Publisher: Dodd, Mead