Author Rosalie Lombard recounts 'Adventures of a Grenfell Nurse'

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New memoir tells challenges faced in sub-arctic north during the 50s

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"Adventures of a Grenfell Nurse" (published by Xlibris) is a collection of selected adventures of a nurse who spent two years with the Grenfell Mission living in the sub arctic, isolated part of Newfoundland and Labrador during the early 1950s, where travel was primarily by dog sled in the winter and boat in the summer. Some of the adventures included a train wreck, dog sled travel, the delivery of a baby on board a coastal steamship and the 29-day sailboat saga on the Northern Messenger with near-ship wreck, in the treacherous waters around Newfoundland/Labrador in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The book tackles the profound differences between that two-year period and the present day as to the obstacles that hampered the delivery of optimum medical care, such as the isolation, and limited modes of travel and communication systems.

Fast-paced, vivid and compelling, "Adventures of a Grenfell Nurse" takes readers on a journey back to the significant period of transition of the Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland and Labrador and gives readers a look into a slice of history that will probably never be duplicated.

“Adventures of a Grenfell Nurse”
By Rosalie Lombard
Hardcover | 6x9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781503513020
Softcover | 6x9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781503513037
E-Book | 160 pages | ISBN 9781503513044
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rosalie M. Lombard has spent most of her career in some aspect of nursing. Following her two years in St. Anthony, she taught nursing at Columbia University and the University of Vermont where she was an associate professor. She later became the associate director of nursing at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Her academic degrees are from Columbia University, Teachers College Columbia University, and Boston University. Lombard continued her adventurous activities by learning to fly and obtaining a pilot’s license, traveling extensively to other countries, and exploring the United States for a year traveling by Airstream.

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