Wilfred Grenfell, ca. 1910
Wilfred Grenfell, ca. 1910

When British physician Wilfred Grenfell visited Labrador in 1892, he was shocked by the lack of medical attention residents of that area received. He began a fundraising campaign later that year which allowed him to establish a hospital at Battle Harbour in 1893 and another at Indian Harbour in 1894. As a result of Grenfell's work, many more hospitals and nursing stations opened in Labrador and northern Newfoundland.

From Wilfred T. Grenfell, Down to the Sea (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1910) 192.
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