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Fred Hollows An Autobiography With Peter Corris

Fred Hollows An Autobiography With Peter Corris

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Fred Hollows

An Autobiography

With Peter Corris

John Kerr, 1991, [First Edition], ISBN 0958800464, black and white photographic plates, light black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dust jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping and creasing to edges and corners (see photographs)

“When there is work to do, Fred Hollows is in a hurry.  He’s no saint, doesn’t pretend to be one.  In fact, he’s a rough a diamond as they come.  Tom Kenneally called him ‘the wild colonial boy of Australian surgery’ and there are plenty of bureaucrats, mean minds, too-hard merchants, time-servers and authoritarians who know what Keneally means by that.  For the likes of Fred Hollows the world isn’t up to scratch while 3.5 million Africans go blind each year, avoidably for the most part.  You don’t talk about it, there are quite enough bemoaners around.  You get stuck in and fix it.
Australian of the Year and Humanist of the Year, Professor Fred C Hollows AC was born in New Zealand and grew up in a tolerant Christian socialist family.  He entered medical school after he discovered he wasn’t cut out to be a clergyman.”


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