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The Hospital By the River

Catherine Hamlin

The Hospital By the River

Catherine Hamlin

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For over 50 years, Australian gynaecological surgeon Dr Catherine Hamlin has been transforming the lives of Ethiopian women living as outcasts due to the disastrous effects of obstructed labour. This is the moving and utterly compelling account of an extraordinary life in Christian service.

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For over 50 years, Australian gynaecological surgeon Dr Catherine Hamlin has been transforming the lives of Ethiopian women living as outcasts due to the disastrous effects of obstructed labour. This is the moving and utterly compelling account of an extraordinary life in Christian service.
- Koorong

:Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Almost 50 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programs in the world. Through this work, thousands of women have been able to resume a normal existence after living as outcasts. The Hamlins dedicated their lives to women suffering the catastrophic effects of obstructed labour–a problem easily dealt with in the developed world by assisted delivery or caesarean section, but disastrous without medical intervention. The awful injuries that such labour produces are called fistulae, and until the Hamlins began their work in Ethiopia, fistula sufferers were neglected and forgotten–a vast group of women facing a lifetime of incapacity and degradation. Catherine and Reg have successfully operated on almost 30,000 women, and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the hospital they opened in 1975, has become a major teaching institution for surgeons from all over Ethiopia, Africa and the developing world. Since Reg's death, Catherine has continued their work. As well as being made a companion of the Order of Australia, being awarded 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.The Hospital by the River is Catherine's story. Set against the vivid backdrop of Ethiopia, it is a moving and utterly compelling account of an extraordinary life.
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Catherine Hamlin

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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inspiring and moving
4 stars By Marija, Feb 04 2018
This autobiography is a deeply inspiring and moving story of how one couple's followed God's call to make an incredible difference to so many people's lives. Catherine and Reg's trust in God and their love for 'the least of these' is a beautiful reminder of how each of us is called to live within our own lives and circumstances. But as inspiring as their story is, I was even more touched by the stories of the women that Catherine and Reg saved: these incredible women were able to continue their lives with dignity, patience and forgiveness despite the unthinkable pain and suffering they have endured. Definitely recommended
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What an inspiration!
5 stars By NB, Feb 08 2017
I challenge anyone to remain uninspired after reading this book. Dr Catherine Hamlin remains - to this day - my hero. She has been servant hearted, faithful and committed to restoring DIGNITY to thousands of women. 

I've been telling my 11yo daughter about this incredible woman and she has chosen to feature her as her major project at school this year. 

The Hospital by the River is a must read and I'm so glad I've had the privilege of reading about this mighty woman. 
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  • Catalogue Code 433544
  • Product Code 9781743537817
  • ISBN 1743537816
  • EAN 9781743537817
  • Pages 336
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Pan Books
  • Publication Date Apr 2016
  • Sales Rank #87984
  • Dimensions 233 x 155 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.490kg

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