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Bethune, Henry Norman Line breaks: Henry Nor¦man Be|thune
Pronunciation: /bɛˈθjuːn/

Definition of Bethune, Henry Norman in English:

( 1890–1939), Canadian surgeon. He joined the Communist Party in 1935 and served in the Spanish Civil War against the Fascists, organizing the first mobile blood-transfusion service. Bethune then joined the Chinese army in their war against Japan as a surgeon, becoming a hero in the People’s Republic; he died while in China.

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