September 23rd, 2019

Above and Beyond: The living legacy of Dr. Alexander G. Scott

By Jonathan Koch on September 11, 2019.

Source: Forgotten Alberta
Above and Beyond: The living legacy of Dr. Alexander G. Scott
Can you imagine a small-town doctor with an airplane, visiting patients all around southern Alberta 100 years ago?
For almost 40 years, Bassano’s Dr. Alexander Gladstone Scott worked around the clock, tending to the well-being of the surrounding frontier communities. With patients spread across many miles, he took to the roads, and then to the skies, going “Above and Beyond” to care for prairie people in the days before public health care.
In a video produced by Jonathan F. Koch and the Forgotten Alberta Project, with the cooperation of Bassano Medical Clinic, the Town of Bassano, and the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), we celebrate the living legacy of Dr. A.G. Scott: An innovator, pioneer, and prairie trailblazer.

Without the support of the following this project would not have been possible:

For more information on the amazing Dr. Scott check out the following:

Bassano’s flying Dr. Scott was a Canadian health-care pioneer.

 

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