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The Island Doctor

In Multimedia, Photography, Print on May 21, 2008 at 9:44 pm
Dr. Jesus Dapena is checking a patient's blood pressure at his small hospital on Grand Manan island off the coast of New Brunswick.

Dr. Jesus Dapena is checking a patient's blood pressure at his small hospital on Grand Manan island off the coast of New Brunswick.

A diminutive, wiry man, Dr. Jesus Dapena moves around his small hospital on Grand Manan island with the purposefulness and ease born of almost four decades of service. He is immaculately dressed with the flare of a toreador: maroon pants, elegant leather shoes and colourful tie offsetting his white shirt and a subdued tweed jacket.

“It’s nothing,” he assures one of his patients who complains of pain in her wrist. “It’s a sprained wrist. You did not break anything. Take it easy,” he orders brusquely. The lady he is talking to is well over 70. She says she did not do much of anything except lift baskets of wet laundry.

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