Dr. Norman Bethune’s statues and photographs of him can be found everywhere in China. More than 250 schools, hospitals and museums have been dedicated to him. Elementary school children read about him in their textbooks. In fact, his name is known more in China than in Canada.
Norman Bethune was born in Gravenhurst in 1890. He grew up in Owen Sound.
Norman was an alumnus of the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute.