Monthly Review Press, New York & London, 1973, second revised version, hardback with dust jacket, 8vo, pp xii + 320.
This book records the life and influence of Norman Bethune who was a prominent Canadian thoracic surgeon; he was also, in varying degrees, a painter, poet, soldier, critic, teacher, lecturer medical writer and theorist. During the 1930s he became a communist which led him to the front lines in Spain and China. In China he was commissioned by Mao Tse-tung to organise a mobile operating unit and worked for two years close to the front line in the Sino-Japanese war, where he contracted a fatal septicaemia as a result of cutting himself while operating under great pressure as the Japanese advanced.
Very good condition. Boards and pages are clean and undamaged and binding is tight. The dust jacket is similarly unmarked but has a small tear on the upper front (see photo) and the head and tail of the spine are rubbed