I struggled at first with the heavy emphasis on their social life -- descriptions of people they knew, various princesses, et cetera. Now 92, Catherine is at the head of a world-recognised medical program that specialises in the treatment of labour-induced fistulas.
Did you find this review helpful? I loved reading about the patients -- the particular problems they faced, the way some of them ended up working at the hospital, the lengths to which they had to go to get treatment.
Take the woman who spent seven years begging before she could get bus fare to get to the hospital. There were some little -- unintentionally funny?
This is the moving and utterly compelling account of an extraordinary life in Christian service. But as inspiring as their story is, I was even more touched by the stories of the women that Catherine and Reg saved: None of that, I will note, detracts from the impressive work they did and that the author still does.
Set against the vivid backdrop of Ethiopia, it is a moving and utterly compelling account of an extraordinary life.
Catherine and Reg have successfully operated on almost 30, women, and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the hospital they opened inhas become a major teaching institution for surgeons from all over Ethiopia, Africa and the developing world.
Set against the harsh beauty of the Ethiopian landscape, this is a compelling account of how the determination and compassion of one woman have inspired others to create genuinely long-lasting change, not just in the lives of individual women but across a nation.
By NB, Feb 08 I challenge anyone to remain uninspired after reading this book. They have won the respect of the Ethiopian government, the Nobel Committee she has twice been nominated for the Peace Prize and the hearts of donors around the world, including Oprah Winfrey, whose emotional interview with Catherine introduced millions to the life-threatening reality of giving birth in the Third World.
Yes or No What an inspiration! Catherine and her team have established six fistula hospitals, a village to accommodate patients and a midwifery school, and pioneered techniques that are used the world over. Through this work, thousands of women have been able to resume a normal existence after living as outcasts.
If girls not only married older -- as she recommends -- but had access to birth control, they might be less likely to get pregnant before their bodies were ready. This new edition continues the story of the remarkable Australian gynaecologist Dr Catherine Hamlin and her medical work that has transformed the lives of 45, Ethiopian women.
The longer the period that a book aims to cover, the less depth it can go into in any given part of that period, and we see that here -- patients whose cases are described as especially unique, or workers at the hospital, are introduced in a paragraph or two and then never mentioned again.
Dr Catherine Hamlin remains - to this day - my hero. Left untreated, fistulas - rare in Western countries - result in severe incontinence, which forces women into a life of degradation and incapacity.
Definitely recommended Did you find this review helpful? Almost 50 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programs in the world.Jan 27, · Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia.
Over 40 years later, /5(K). The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope: Medicine & Health Science Books @ mint-body.com From The Community. Amazon Try Prime Books. Go Search In this awe-inspiring book, Dr. Catherine Hamlin recalls her life and career in Ethiopia. Her unyielding courage and solid faith will astound Christians worldwide as she talks about 5/5(1).
Gynaecologist Dr Catherine Hamlin is a Companion of the Order of Australia and has won the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons. Australian by birth, she has spent most of her working life in Ethiopia. She is the subject of 'Catherine's Gift'/5(75).
Australian gynecologists Dr. Reg Hamlin, deceased and his wife Dr Catherine Hamlin went to Ethiopia for 3 months in and then the plight of poor patients especially those suffering from obstetric fistula, broke their hearts/5.
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