The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

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Pan Macmillan Australia, Jan 1, 2001 - Fistula, Vesico-vaginal - 308 pages
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Autobiographical account of the work of gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin in Ethiopia, where they established a hospital that has become a major teaching institution for surgeons in Ethiopia and the wider developing world. Describes their life's work in assisting women suffering from fistulae, the effects of obstructed labour. Hamlin has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded the ANZAC Peace Prize and the Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons. She was nominated for the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize. Includes full-colour and black-and-white photos.

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Review: The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

This is an inspiring and amazing story. The Hamlins have done great things for the women of Ethiopia. Unfortunately the writing itself is not great so it's harder to get through than it should be. Read full review

Review: The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

The story is inspirational. The story-TELLING was so poor. Bless her heart, the woman running the hospital is a hero, truly she is. But she rambles like my grandmother, unfortunately, and her editor ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Catherine Hamlin and her now deceased husband, Reg, began the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, which has become a major teaching institution for surgeons from all over the developing world. As well as being made a Companion of the Order of Australia, being award the ANZAC Peace Prize and the coveted Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, Catherine was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

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