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Norman Bethune

Bethune, Norman (1890–1930), Canadian physician who achieved national hero status in China in 1938 for the establishment of hospitals and medical schools, and for his role as chief medical officer of the Chinese Communist Army. Bethune also achieved fame for his contribution to medicine through experiments in lung surgery and for the invention of medical instruments. He was also active in the Spanish Civil War in 1936, where he created the first mobile blood transfusion operation.

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