Photostory #13: Grenfell Medical Mission
National Film Board of Canada
June 14, 1955
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Founded by English medical-missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell in 1892, the International Grenfell Association, for over 60 years, has waged a bitter seldom-spectacular war against the inroads of disease and hardship which go with life in northern Newfoundland and Labrador._x000B__x000B_Today the mission staffs and maintains hospitals and nursing stations extending from Newfoundland's northern tip to as far north on the Labrador coast as Northwest River. During routine medical visit, Dr. Gordon Thomas gives quick dental examination to 94-year-old resident of St. Anthony Bight.