Buy Catherine’s book – The Hospital by the River
Catherine, together with writer John Little, tells her remarkable life story in her book The Hospital By The River, and we are pleased to offer this, and sequel Catherine’s Gift for sale. Dr Hamlin weaves her own story together with the history of the hospital and that of her adopted country, Ethiopia.
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The Hospital By The River – £8.00 (plus £3 postage + packing)
From 1959 – 2020, Dr Catherine Hamlin lived and worked in Ethiopia, transforming health services for women that had suffered the devastating childbirth injury, obstetric fistula. With her husband, Dr Reg Hamlin OBE, she pioneered surgery for obstetric fistula and established six fistula hospitals, including the renowned Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.
The Hospital By The River, by Dr Catherine Hamlin (with John Little) is a candid account of 60 years of service for women in Ethiopia suffering from obstetric fistula. Dr Hamlin weaves her own story together with the history of the hospital and that of her adopted country, Ethiopia. It is moving and utterly compelling.
Paperback, 2016 edition, 320 pages.
Catherine’s Gift – £8.00 (plus £3 postage + packing)
A sequel to The Hospital By The River, in Catherine’s Gift, John Little takes us inside the extraordinary world of the late Dr Catherine Hamlin, following the fate of some of the women who have travelled to Dr Hamlin’s hospitals across Ethiopia in the hope of a cure for their fistula injuries.
Catherine’s Gift shows us the day-to-day experiences of the staff and the tireless work of Dr Catherine Hamlin herself.
Paperback, 2010 edition, 284 pages.