Red Army
-went to China
-trained medics and doctors
-designed mobile medical unit
-died from infection

In 1938, Bethune went to China to help Mao Tse-tung and the Red Army fight the Japanese. He became the Red Army’s Medical Chief and trained thousands of Chinese as medics and doctors. He also designed the world’s first mobile medical unit despite limited equipment. The unit saved the lives of many soldiers. Unfortunately, Bethune soon lost his life assisting the Chinese. He died on November 12, 1939, from an infection. The world lost a great unselfish hero with Bethune’s death. Next Back