An overview of medicine in Grand Falls before the opening of the current hospital in 1963, by Dr. John Forbes Brown. Why rewrite history! (especially when you are not that interested in the subject! But this is actually quite interesting).
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John Forbes Brown came to Grand Falls to practice medicine in 1924 and retired in 1967.
As a side note: I believe the first clinic or surgery was built on High Street and an additional fever hospital was built somewhere on Carmelite Road down the road from the Lady Northcliffe Hospital in either in 1910 (or before) or 1917.
Note that back in those early times both Millertown and Badger had full time doctors as well (and I believe at one time Millertown had an actual veterinarian). Although the little towns may have only had a few hundred residents, there would have been thousands of loggers going through those places every year and each one of them had to be cleared by a doctor before signing on.