15篇文章贯通4级词汇Unit13-Part5
大耳朵英语  http://www.bigear.cn  2008-04-22 16:35:08  【打印
 Dr. Bethune’s impact on medicine was not singular. His career was very comprehensive, as noted above, as he attained an extraordinary list of accomplishments of highest merit. Among his many goals, was one goal that was not fulfilled until after his death? In 1938, while in china, he recommended a universal health system for Canada. Ironically, Donald Sutherland, the Canadian actor who played Bethune in the movie about the latter’s life, called “Bethune: the Making of a Hero”, had been married to the daughter of Douglas. Douglas, when he was the Socialist Premier of Saskatchewan, a western province in Canada, set up a social medicine scheme in his province. Later, in the 1960’s, as a Member of Parliament in the national government, Douglas Played a significant role in establishing a national health system. He later became known as the father of Canada’s Medicare system, as it was eventually called.

  Bethune is probably best known for his introduction of the mobile blood bank to the battlefield, and giving blood transfusions(输血) in the midst of heavy fighting. China worships him almost as a saint. Upon his death, the Chinese gave him a fond farewell. The charity of his soul still lives on among many Chinese. As Canadian teachers in China, we are often greeted by Chinese people, who make references of praise to this Great Canadian Doctor and humanitarian. Unfortunately, many Canadians know little about the incredible work for humanity undertaken by this remarkable man. This decent, in many ways, simple man was, indeed, one of the great world ambassadors who fought for the poor and less fortunate.

白求恩大夫在医学上的影响是多方面的。如上所述,他的职业生活涉及面十分广泛,他取得了一系列卓越成就。在他的许多目标中,有一个直到他去世之后才完成。1938年,还在中国的时候,他建议在加拿大建立全民保健制度。巧合得很,在一部关于白求恩生平的电影“英雄白求恩”中扮演白求恩的加拿大演员,唐纳德萨瑟兰,娶了道格拉斯的女儿。道格拉斯在担任萨斯喀彻温省(加拿大西部的一个省份)社会党总理时,在该省建立了社会医疗制度。后来,在20世纪60年代,作为中央政府的一名国会议员,道格拉斯在建立全国卫生保健制度的过程中扮演了一个很重要的角色。他最后成为著名的加拿大医疗保险制度的创始人。

  或许,白求恩因为他首次把流动血站引进战场并在激烈战斗当中进行输血治疗而声名远播。中国几乎尊他为圣人。对于他的去世,中国人表示了深切地悼念。他的博爱精神仍然活在许多中国人的心中。作为在中国的加拿大教师,我们常常受到中国人的礼遇,他们经常提到并赞扬这位伟大的加拿大医生和人道主义者。不幸的是,许多加拿大人对这位非凡的人所从事过的难以置信的人道主义工作知之甚少。这位正派朴素的人,的确是一位与贫穷和不幸做斗争的伟大的国际大使。