Don't Have Your Baby in the Dory!: A Biography of Nurse Myra Bennett by H. Gordon GreenDon't Have Your Baby in the Dory!: A Biography of Nurse Myra Bennett by H. Gordon Green

Don't Have Your Baby in the Dory!: A Biography of Nurse Myra Bennett

byH. Gordon Green

Paperback | May 3, 2012

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"It's tempting Providence, it is!" he kept saying. "Sail this here ship on Friday the thirteenth? With all them blinkin' mines still loose in the sea? It's only askin' for trouble, that's all!"<_o3a_p>

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This was the warning given to Nurse Myra Grimsley in 1921 prior to her departure from England to her new assignment in Newfoundland. In May of that year, she arrived in the small fishing hamlet of Daniel's Harbour, which remained her home for the rest of her life. Here she became the only medical help along 200 miles of storm-swept coast and an invaluable member of this spread-out community. Half a century later, Myra Bennett was still nursing and enjoying the "unexpected" adventures of her profession.<_o3a_p>

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Myra Bennett (1890-1990) has received numerous awards and titles of distinction for her work, including a doctorate of science, Member of the Order of the British Empire, and Member of the Order of Canada. Her life story has been documented for print and television and adapted for the stage.<_o3a_p>

H. Gordon Green is a storyteller, journalist, and author of numerous rollicking books about Canadian life. He is author, co-author, and editor of more than ten books, both fiction and non-fiction, including novels, collections of short stories and essays, biographies, and history. In January, 1970, he wrote an article about Nurse Myra ...
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Title:Don't Have Your Baby in the Dory!: A Biography of Nurse Myra BennettFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.46 inPublished:May 3, 2012Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192688180X

ISBN - 13:9781926881805

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Charming Good insight on what nurses went through during the earlier years of Canada
Date published: 2018-05-17