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GATEWAYS OF HOPE:  BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
1 GATEWAYS OF HOPE: BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
London The Mission to the Lepers 1937 Revised Edition Very Good 
80 pp, 7 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Early Years; India - On Northern Plains; India - West and South; From Burma to Malaya; China; Japan and Korea; Africa and Elsewhere; Among the Children; Medical Treatment; Conclusion; Appendices: The Mission to Lepers - Its Objects and Methods; How Supported; Its Fields and Stations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to spine/hinge colour and at top edge of rear cover, light rubbing and soiling on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 WHO'S WHO IN TORONTO: A CELEBRATION OF THIS CITY.
Toronto CHMH Association 1984 0969169701 / 9780969169703 First Edition Very Good+ 
598 pp + index and abbreviations, fold-out family tree (not filled in) at rear, 11 1/4" H. Blue imitation leather boards with gold lettering/border on spine, gold lettering/border/illustration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Media; Business; Government; Professionals (Architects / Engineers / Legal Profession / Medical); Sports; Academia; Community; Artists; Name Index (Alphabetical); Abbreviations; Family Tree Chart; Community Homes for the Mentally Handicapped. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DAVID LIVINGSTONE.  FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856.  VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856., (Livingstone, David).  Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera.
3 (Livingstone, David). Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera. DAVID LIVINGSTONE. FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856. VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856.
London Chatto & Windus 1959 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
320 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). VOLUME II ONLY. "David Livingstone's letters are the most important source of information about his activities, beliefs and opinions. The present collection, drawn chiefly from family archives, covers not only the whole of his career as a missionary in Bechuanaland, but also his first great crossing of the continent from Loanda to Quilimane. Extracts from a few have appeared in various biographies, but the great majority have never been published before. Vivid and sometimes extremely outspoken, they contain much detail about his relations with fellow missionaries, Boers and Native chiefs, and about his own journeys into the interior; they afford new insights into his religious outlook, conceptions of missionary enterprise, scientific and linguistic interests, and medical knowledge." Very small dint and tiny stain on top of text block, soft crease/wrinkle on pages 25 to 28, very small red ink dot on front free endpaper, slight browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning - mainly on spine and rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NASSAGAWEYA: A HISTORY OF CAMPBELLVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREA; ITS LAND AND PEOPLE., Andrews, June R., editor.
4 Andrews, June R., editor. NASSAGAWEYA: A HISTORY OF CAMPBELLVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREA; ITS LAND AND PEOPLE.
Campbellville, Ontario Campbellville Historical Society 1982 0889252637 / 9780889252639 First Edition Very Good 
337 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) - pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: Preface; General; Nassagaweya (Agriculture / Mills: saw, grist, woollen and Lime kilns / Roads / Municipal Government / Military / Crawford Lake); Farm Histories (Concession 1 / Concession 2 / Concession 3 / Concession 4 / Concession 5 / Concession 6); Campbellville (Campbell Avenue and Campbell Heights / Main Street and Campbellville Estates); Churches (Anglican / Methodist / Presbyterian / Roman Catholic / Campbellville Burying Ground); Education (Schools: School Section #1 / School Section #2 / School Section # 3 / School Section # 6 / School Section #7 / School Section #10); Clubs and Organizations (Agricultural Society / Orange Lodge / Women's Institute / Women's Patriotic Society / Masonic Lodge / Lions Club / Guides, Brownies and Rangers / Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Venturers / 4-H Agricultural Clubs / 4-H Homemakers / Campbellville Historical Society); Services and Utilities (Medical / Veterinary / Bell Telephone / Fire Insurance / Banking / Postal / Hydro / Bread Delivery / Halton Region Conservation Authority / Museum / North West Halton Voluntary Services / Recycling - SPIN / Fire Sub-Station); Sports (Baseball / Baseball Club Women's Auxiliary / Halton Sportsmen's Association / Tennis Club); Patrons; Miscellaneous Pictures; Maps; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom edge of boards, very minor soiling on edges of text block. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
5 Angus, Margaret. KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL: A SOCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal, 1973, Ist ed. 
205 pp text, 16 pp illus, small 4to, HC. A fascinating story of the history of Kingston Hospital, covering a wide social perspective and the medical and nursing progress over the years. Dust jacket has minor wear at corners and minor soiling to edges. VG+ /VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN., Armstrong, Sally.  Inscribed.
6 Armstrong, Sally. Inscribed. VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN.
Toronto Penguin 2002 0670043176 / 9780670043170 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Inscribed By Author
221 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w map, photographs. Inscribed on title page: "For ____ Best Wishes Sally Armstrong May 11, 2004". "September 27, 1996, marked the day the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, and the beginning of a five-year nightmare for the women of that country. 'Veiled Treat' introduces us to several women - among them a radio announcer, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a civil engineer and the new deputy prime minister of Afghanistan, Dr. Sima Samar - who describe their waking hell under the Taliban's repressive measures. Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, women struggled to survive. But as (this book) vividly illustrates, women and girls also rebelled; many carried out cloak-and-dagger tactics to subvert the hateful edicts of the Taliban - ." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHICKAMAUGA 1863: THE RIVER OF DEATH.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 17., Arnold, James R.
7 Arnold, James R. CHICKAMAUGA 1863: THE RIVER OF DEATH. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 17.
London Osprey 1992 1855322633 / 9781855322639 First Edition Very Good- 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H. "Chickamauga - an Indian name meaning 'River of Death' - was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Fought in densely wooded terrain just south of Chattanooga, this was to be the greatest western-theatre battle of the conflict, a hard-fought victory for the Confederates that halted the advance of Rosecrans' Union Army of the Cumberland into Tennessee." "Each volume (of the Campaign series) begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light corner wear, light rubbing, large soft corner crease on rear cover, two small soft corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RIVER OF LIFE., Ballard, Joy Mackinnon.
8 Ballard, Joy Mackinnon. RIVER OF LIFE.
Self-published 1983 4th Printing Very Good - Signed by Author
72 pp, 8 1/2" H. Signed on back of title page: "Joy M. Ballard". "This collection of verses expressing some of my thoughts and feelings, is presented in the hope that it may be of help to someone, by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith." "Joy Mackinnon Ballard was born in Toronto on April 23, 1922. She was educated at Brank-some Hall School in Toronto, received her B.A. degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto Medical School." Mother and doctor, "(s)he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39 and gradually became more physically disabled", but even after additional illnesses forced her to retire, she remained active in community and church groups in Toronto and Haliburton, maintaining the positive attitude and sense of humour demonstrated in her poetry. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny edge tears/creases - archivally taped, tiny scuff on front hinge area and on spine, staples are rusty, scattered tiny light foxing marks on covers - mainly at edges, small faint stain on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY.  LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY., Boasten, Michelle.
9 Boasten, Michelle. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: UNDERSTANDING & OVERCOMING MORBID OBESITY. LIFE BEFORE, DURING & AFTER SURGERY.
FBE Service Network, Akron, Ohio, 2002, 3rd edition. 
172 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1931033013 Contents: Introduction; Did You Choose Obesity or Did Obesity Choose You; God Works in Mysterious Ways....My Own Medical Theory; Drastic - Is This The Easy "Weigh" Out?; Knowledge Overcomes Fear - Your Sur gical Options; Am I A Candidate For Surgery?; Selecting Your Surgeon; Dealing With Your Insurer; Financing Your Surgery; After The Consultation - Dealing With The Old You And Preparing For the New You; The Big Day!; Post-Op Living; Life Aft e r S u r g e r y; Appendix. Interior - light thin liquid splash on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Bonham-Carter, Victor, ed. Assisted by Monica Lawson. (George Lawson.) SURGEON IN THE CRIMEA: THE EXPERIENCES OF GEORGE LAWSON RECORDED IN LETTERS TO HIS FAMILY, 1854-1855.
Military Book Society, (London, 1968). 
209 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, maps. "A rather different view (of the Crimean War) may be taken after reading these remarkably cheerful and totally unaffected letters of Geroge Lawson, a young staff assistant-surgeon who joined up at the outbreak of war in March 1854...This book tells the tale, not in terms of tactics and battles, but of the experiences and observations of a young medico, fresh to his profession and 'full of surgical ardour'..." small bump to corners of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is complete with edge wrinkling, a few very small chips, moderate rubbing, light soiling, light stain to front panel, browning to flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME., Bowers, Dorrance.  Inscribed.
11 Bowers, Dorrance. Inscribed. NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME.
Kelowna, British Columbia Self-published 2009 143633506X / 9781436335065 Very Good Good- Inscribed By Author
768 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). Promotional postcard laid in. Inscribed on half title page: "With the Compliments of the author Dorrance Bowers June 2009 Recoll (?), University of Toronto Medical School Trinity College Fleet Air Arm England & the U.S.A." "The self-destruction of the highest and mightiest among us seems incomprehensible to the average mortal. One can only ask 'How could it happen?' In the case of the 37th President of the United States of America, Richard Nixon, January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974, the answer seems clear. His undoubted intelligence, ambition and industry were simply overwhelmed by his deviousness, paranoia and mendacity. 'Nixon: Acclaim and Shame' is a sad but instructive story. Its message deserves repeated re-telling." Bump at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at top edge, two tears archivally taped, light rubbing and scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931., Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief.  W. Sherwood Fox, President's message.
12 Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief. W. Sherwood Fox, President's message. THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931.
London University students' Commission, University of Western Ontario 1931 Very Good Clare Bice, frontispiece. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Reddish brown simulated leather covers with embossed title/date/decoration in dull gold. Purple endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings by Clare Bice in purple and white, advertising section at rear. 5 photographs in the "Medicine" section have autographs next to them and the previous owners name (? Currie) is filled in. Small light stain on pages 113, 115 and 116 - does not effect legibility; book is lightly cocked; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
EXPANDING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES.  ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.  VOLUME 323., Briscoe, Anne M. and Pfafflin, Sheila M., Editors.  (Richard M. Krause, Bernice resnick Sandler, Philip H. Abelson, Vera Kistiakowsky, Theresa F. Schwarzer, Florence L. Denmark, Amber B. Jones, Eileen C. Shapiro, Naomi J. McAfee, Gloria C. Hewitt, et al.
13 Briscoe, Anne M. and Pfafflin, Sheila M., Editors. (Richard M. Krause, Bernice resnick Sandler, Philip H. Abelson, Vera Kistiakowsky, Theresa F. Schwarzer, Florence L. Denmark, Amber B. Jones, Eileen C. Shapiro, Naomi J. McAfee, Gloria C. Hewitt, et al. EXPANDING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. VOLUME 323.
New York New York Academy of Sciences 1979 0897660137 / 9780897660136 First Edition Very Good 
334 pp, 9" H. Section Headings: The Future of Women in the Sciences; The State of the Art: Current Status of Women in the Sciences; Opportunities for Professional Advancement; Altering Attitudes: Strategies for Change; Government and Academic Policy; Experiences in Achieving new Directions; Summation. Interior - small soft bump at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOT DEAD YET:  THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN.  COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES., Buckman, Robert, Dr.
14 Buckman, Robert, Dr. NOT DEAD YET: THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN. COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1999 0385526647 First Printing. Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Dr. Robert Buckman is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as a television presenter of medical topics, a best-selling author, a cancer physician and (occasionally) an entertainer. In this unusual autobiography, he tells the story of his life so far: as an exceptionally small child, a young physican, a performer (appearing on stage with the Monty Python crew), columnist and author. What makes this book even more intriguing is that he has also been a patient - suffering a near-fatal auto-immune disease in 1979 and an inflammation of the spinal cord ten years later which has left him partially paralyzed. In these pages, Dr. Buckman deals unflinchingly with medicine, health, theatre, sex, love, television, alcohol, money, telephones, flatulence, filing systems and a few other minor details of modern life. 'Not Dead Yet' is often funny, sometimes hilarious, occasionally serious and always engaging." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.  VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.  (ONE & TWO), Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir.
15 Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir. A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2. (ONE & TWO)
Chruchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1974, first edition. 
519 pp + fold-out maps at rear, 448 pp + maps at rear (1 fold-out), large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Volume One - ISBN 0443010668, Volume Two - ISBN 0443011222 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps (some fold-out), tables. Errata slips tipped in at page 5 (Volume 1) and pages 209 & 220 (Volume 2). "An account of the Army Medical Department, from the time of the institution of the Standing Army in 1660 to the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1898. " Contents: Volume 1 - The New Model Army; The Standing Army; The War of Spanish Succession; The War of Austrian Succession; The Seven Years' War; The American War of Independence; The Army Medical Board; French Revolutionary Wars I (1793 - 1 7 9 8 ) ; F r ench Revolutionary Wars II (1812-1814); Peninsular War I (1808-1811); Peninsular War II (1812-1814); Waterloo; Both East and West; Director General Sir James McGrigor; Asia and Africa (1824-1853); Appendices. Volume 2 - Crimean W ar I ( 18 54 -1 85 6 ); C rimean War II (1854-1855); Crimean War III (1855-1856); The Era of Reform; Asia and Africa (1857-1868); Reorganisation; Asia and Africa (1873-1896); Egypt and Sudan (1882-1898); Adminstration in India; Royal Army Medical Co rps ; A rmy He alt h; Mi lit ary Medical Writers; Notable Medical Officers; Appendices. Volume One - a few faint finger and minor soiling marks on boards, previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light rub bing , mi nor edge wri nkli ng. V olum e Tw o - previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown, small light ink smudge in text of pages 240 & 241 - doesn't affect legibility. Dust jacket has very light rubbing and light edge wrinkling - mainl y at top of sp ine a rea. VG+ /VG+ & VG +/VG 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2., Church, John.
16 Church, John. MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2.
Crescent, New York, (1985). 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 125 b&w photos and 30 pages of color photos. Contents: Research and Development - Production; German Production; Waterproofing and Wadeproofing; Airportability; Cold Weather Operations. Special Purpose Vehicles - Recovery; Tank Transporters; Machinery or Mobile Workshops; Amphibians; Gun Tractors; Ambulances and Associated Medical Vehicles; Communication Vehicles; Bridging Vehicles; Miscellaneous Specialist Vehicles. Load Carrying Vehicles. Operations. Christmas insription and faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small, light line indentations on panels, minor rubbing. VG /V G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DON TROIANI'S REGIMENTS & UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR., Coates, Earl J.; McAfee, Michael J.; Troiani, Don.  Introduction by Leslie D. Jensen.
17 Coates, Earl J.; McAfee, Michael J.; Troiani, Don. Introduction by Leslie D. Jensen. DON TROIANI'S REGIMENTS & UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 081170520X / 9780811705202 First Edition Very Good Very Good Don Troiani. 
267 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). "In addition to 130 paintings of battle scenes and individual figures, the book also includes more than 250 full-color photographs of the uniforms the soldiers wore and the accoutrements they carried. Many of the artifacts are taken from Troiani's extensive personal collection. Supporting the illustrations is text by two of the leading experts on military artifacts. Taken together, it makes for one of the most comprehensive books on Civil War uniforms ever undertaken." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has areas of very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny edge tear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR:  THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY., Conrod, W. Hugh.  Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn.
18 Conrod, W. Hugh. Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn. ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR: THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Writing and Editorial Services 1983 0969149204 / 9780969149200 First Edition Very Good Good+ Mary Lamb. (Mary Lamb-Bobak.) 
397 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(This) is a history, but it's also a love story, an unexpected unveiling of the first days of women's liberation in Canada, and a retrospective look at how more than 21,000 Canadian women convinced a federal government, a reluctant Army and a doubting Canadian public that they not only had the right to serve their country in time of war, but could be of valuable assistance as well." Minor edge edge wear/winkling at bottom of spine, faint 1" scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine; flap-folds and front hinge; two light scuff marks on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965:  A CHRONICLE., Cosbie, W.G.
19 Cosbie, W.G. THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965: A CHRONICLE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770511848 / 9780770511845 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
373 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The story of the Toronto General Hospital is intimagely and inseparably associated with the development of the city of Toronto and the support of its citizens. Dr. Crosbie traces the history of the Hospital from its founding in York, through its humble facilities on King Street, to the ornate Victorian structure on Gerrard, and finally to the great institution which today dominates the corner of College Street and University Avenue. Its early services to the victims of the War of 1812 and of the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, the problems of financing, the challenges of two world wars, and its relationship with the University and its medical schools are just a few of the factors governing the direction taken by the institution. Throughout this chronicle, the achievements of a distinguished body of medical staff in the fields of medical practice, research, and teaching are described in a context of contribution to the University and the city of Toronto, a well as to the international medical scene." Very small soft crease at top corner of last 50 pages, bottom corner of boards are bumped, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LUCILLE TEASDALE:  DOCTOR OF COURAGE., Cowley, Deborah.  Inscribed by author.
20 Cowley, Deborah. Inscribed by author. LUCILLE TEASDALE: DOCTOR OF COURAGE.
Montreal XYZ Publishing 2005 1894852168 / 9781894852166 Near Fine Inscribed By Author
177 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, map. "Lucille Teasdale was determined to become a doctor and help children in need. She entered medical school in 1950 and was one of the first women in Quebec to receive a diploma as a surgeon. In 1961, she married an Italian doctor, Piero Conti, and went to northern Uganda with him. There, they established St. Mary's-Lacor Hospital. For over 35 years, they treated people with contagious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS. They continually expanded the services of the hospital and trained Ugandans to staff it. Dr. Lucille performed thousands of operations under extremely difficult conditions. When civil war broke out in Uganda in the early 1970s, she was forced to become a war surgeon. Even though repeated rebel attacks on the hospital put their lives in constant peril, the couple stayed on to help the people who depended on them for medical care. Before the world knew about HIV, Dr. Lucille contracted the virus when sharp bone fragments penetrated her rubber gloves in the course of performing an operation on a wounded soldier. She took precautions but contined to work for another ten years to save lives and raise funds for the hospital. She spoke out boldly on HIV/AIDS and became an inspiring example to people living with the disease. She died of AIDS in 1996 and is buried in Uganda, on the grounds of Lacor Hospital." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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