Doctor Olds of Twillingate

By (author): Gary Saunders

An engrossing story of a bright John Hopkins graduate who fell in love with Newfoundland as a student, and who stayed to become the medical care system in north-easte Newfoundland for forty years. Crusty, caring and unconventional, Dr. Olds’ skill and devotion made him such a folk hero that Newfoundland declared a province-wide Doctor Olds Day. Asked why he came to Twillingate for one year and stayed for forty. Newfoundland’s Connecticut Yankee tersely replied, Because I liked it.

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Gary Saunders

Gary Saunders is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Alder Music and My Life With Trees, winner of the Evelyn Richardson Award for Non-Fiction. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Saunders worked as a forester before going on to manage Nova Scotia Lands & Forest’s public education programs. He lives in Clifton, Nova Scotia.

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An engrossing story of a bright John Hopkins graduate who fell in love with Newfoundland as a student, and who stayed to become the medical care system in north-easte Newfoundland for forty years. Crusty, caring and unconventional, Dr. Olds’ skill and devotion made him such a folk hero that Newfoundland declared a province-wide Doctor Olds Day. Asked why he came to Twillingate for one year and stayed for forty. Newfoundland’s Connecticut Yankee tersely replied, Because I liked it.

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Dimensions:

384 Pages

Published:

March 01, 1994

City of Publication:

St. John’s

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781550812824

Book Subjects:

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

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Language:

eng

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