# Brian Day Henry Norman read aloud PTE practice 58
Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and as clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.
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Brian Day MRCP (UK), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (C), (born January 29, 1947) is an orthopedic surgeon and health researcher in Canada, a past president of the Canadian Medical Association, and a prominent sometimes controversial advocate for patient access to a hybrid of Canada’s health system. As the founder and medical director of a private clinic Cambie Surgery Centre and Specialist Referral Clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Day is a spokesperson for a high-profile, multi-year and ongoing lawsuit against the provincial government, Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Medical Services Commission) that is sometimes cited publicly as ‘The Day Case’
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Henry Norman Bethune March 4, 1890 – November 12, 1939; Chinese: pinyin: was a Canadian physician, medical innovator, and noted communist. Bethune came to international prominence first for his service as a frontline surgeon supporting the Republican faction during the Spanish Civil War. But it was his service with the Communist Eighth Route Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War that would earn him enduring acclaim. Dr. Bethune effectively brought modern medicine to rural China and often treated sick villagers as much as wounded soldiers. His selfless commitment made a profound impression on the Chinese people, especially CPC’s leader, Mao Zedong. Mao wrote a eulogy to him, which was memorized by generations of Chinese people
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Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the Father of Modern Medicine and one of the “greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope”. Osler was a person of many interests, who in addition to being a physician, was a bibliophile, historian, author, and renowned practical joker. One of his achievements was the founding of the History of Medicine Society (previously section) of the Royal Society of Medicine, London.
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When the war ended in 1919, Banting returned to Canada and was for a short time a medical practitioner at London, Ontario. He studied orthopedic medicine and was, during the year 1919-1920, Resident Surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. From 1920 until 1921 he did part-time teaching in orthopedics at the University of Western Ontario at London, Canada, besides his general practice, and from 1921 until 1922 he was Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. In 1922 he was awarded his M.D. degree, together with a gold medal.
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Descriptions of Penfield’s Montreal Procedure are an odd thing to behold. Patients stay calm and awake while the surgeon literally electrocutes their brain. Keeping the patients awake was crucial to the success of the procedure. Often in epilepsy, seizures originate from one scarred or damaged region of brain tissue. The brain surgeon’s goal is to identify that tissue while protecting healthy parts. With the skull open and the brain exposed, Penfield would probe the brain’s surface
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Dr. Emily Stowe ranks as a true pioneer. She is the first female public school principal in Ontario, the first female physician to practice medicine in Canada and a lifelong champion of women’s rights who helped to found the Canadian Women’s Suffrage Association. In 1865, although opportunities for women to study medicine in Canada were limited, Emily Stowe applied to the Toronto School of Medicine. She was denied entry. Unable to study in Canada, she moved to the United States and enrolled at the New York Medical College for Women, a homeopathic institution. She obtained her degree in 1867 and returned to Canada, setting up practice on Richmond Street in Toronto.
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It is my strong belief that research and education in the areas of health care policy and health care systems are important means of ensuring that the health needs of communities are met, and also vehicles for achieving social change. Through novel curriculum design, implementation and dissemination, I have worked to increase understanding of healthcare system issues in the Canadian medical community in hopes of achieving that higher goal. I have worked as an advocate for the preservation and improvement of public health care in Canada for over a decade and more recently in the United States. I am also an actively practicing family doctor and hospital administrator.
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Lucille Teasdale was born in the east end of Montréal, the daughter of the local butcher. She grew up in a working-class, Roman Catholic family, the fourth of seven children and the only one to finish high school. A bright and determined youngster, she was inspired by the stories of missionary nuns doing aid work in a Chinese orphanage. At age 12, she declared to her father: “I want to help poor and needy children. I’m going to do it by becoming a doctor!”
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In May 1961, Teasdale and Corti arrived in Lacor, Uganda, one year before the country gained its independence from Britain. When they first arrived, the hospital had only 40 beds and six staff. Piero raised funds to expand and equip the facility. Lucille, the only doctor in the region. treated countless patients and performed surgeries. Her stay, originally intended to be just two months, was extended. When the time came for Lucille to leave Uganda, she got only as far as Marseilles before Piero reached her, begging her to return. She did, and they were married on December 1961 in the tiny chapel beside the hospital. The following year, their daughter, Dominique, was born.
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Dr. Jennie Kidd Trout was the first woman to legally practice medicine in Canada. She graduated in 1875 from the Women’s Medical College in Pennsylvania. Until 1880, she was the only women licensed to practice medicine in Canada. Drs. Kidd Troutt and Emily Stowe were the first women to be admitted to the Toronto School of Medicine. Due to the demeaning treatment they received from fellow students and the professors, Dr. Stowe refused to sit her exams and Dr. Kidd Trout transferred to the Pennsylvania Medical School. Dr. Trout was involved with the establishment of a medical school for women at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to her medical training, Dr. Kidd Trout was a school teacher in Stratford, Ontario.