Publication: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1974, Toronto
First edition. 8vo. Cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, tan endpapers, viii + 9 - 175 pp., foreword, illustrated from photographs, postscript, bibliography. The story of Dr. Elizabeth Matheson is a biography of one of Canada's extraordinary women and as a compelling picture of pioneer life on the prairies. One of Canada's first woman doctors, she was a determined, truly remarkable person, whose character and achievements, from her early days in Ontario and India to her death in 1958. A little-known chapter of Canada's past where as a woman and mother of nine she fought against discrimination in the medical profession, and her tireless efforts to gain the trust of the Cree Indians at the Onion Lake Mission in Northern Saskatchewan, built up over the years, and her exhausting, life-saving journeys to the bleak outposts of her medical practice. Very good in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, corners,and extremities, and two small closed tears to the bottom edges of the front and rear covers. Well-recorded biography and an interesting read about a real pioneer.
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