This 8" tall softcover reprint is in VG cond. Light wear to the upper spine end, very light wear elsewhere; some scuffing to rear cover. POI on FFEP; otherwise and interior, fine, no issues. Not ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory #
Originally published in the early 1950s, The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner against private medicine, communist, and graphic artist. Bethune belonged to that international contingent of individuals who recognized the threat of fascism in the world and went out courageously to try to defeat it.
Born in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Bethune introduced innovative techniques in treating battlefield injuries and pioneered the use of blood transfusions to save lives, which made him a legend first in Spain during the civil war and later in China when he served with the armies of Mao Zedong in their fight against the invading Japanese. He is today remembered amongst the pantheon of Chinese revolutionary heroes.
In Canada Bethune's strong left-wing views made him persona non grata, but this highly readable and engaging account has helped to sustain the memory of a great man.
From the Inside Flap: The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890–1939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner for socialized medicine, and communist.
Title: Scalpel and the Sword
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0771001266I3N00
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Almost in new condition. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use. Bookseller Inventory # G0771001266I2N00
Book Description McClelland & Stewart. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2792905667
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good-. Sturdy, pages clean even with the general wear from handling. Covers are the most affected, knick to paper at top of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 041586
Book Description McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Paperback (1981 reprint). One or two scuffs on shelfworn covers; spine is slightly creased. Page block is slightly tanned; gift dedication penned on FEP; lower corners of final few pages are very lightly bumped. All text is clear, and pages are sound throughout. TS. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 461930
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 012419
Book Description McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1974. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Light shelf rubbing to the corners, spine ends; faint foxing to the ffep. Text is clean. Revised Edition. 319 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015251
Book Description M & S, Toronto, 1981. Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Reprint. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; Wrapper is heavily rubbed, text is clean and tight.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16083
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1972. Softcover. Reissue of the 1952 biography. Foreword by Mrs Sun Yat-sen. Heavy book may require more postage. 319 pages. VG+. Rubbing, shelfwear. Foxing to upper textblock edge. Bookseller Inventory # 1069996
Book Description McClelland & Stewart, Toronto/Montreal, 1974. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good -. Revised Edition. Clean interior. Covers rubbed (especially on spine) with mild edgewear. 319 pages. We ship next day latest, postage rates subject to increase or reduction. Bookseller Inventory # 011193