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June 18, 2017
A Toronto park aims to honour the doctor who gave Irish migrants compassion in a cruel summer
In 1847, Irish refugees fleeing famine brought a humanitarian crisis and deadly diseases to Toronto. In a staunchly British city suspicious of the new arrivals, one Protestant doctor chose to help, knowing that treating the sick would kill him. Now, George Robert Grasett is getting his due. John Doyle explains how.
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Article by John Doyle.
Published June 18, 2017 in the Globe & Mail