The biography of Dr. Reginald F. Armour, the most influential physician in early 20th Century Dominica, will be on shelves soon.
A product from the prolific pen of eminent Canadian jurist, Dr. Irving W. Andre of www.pontcassepress.com, “The Life & Legacy of Dr. Reginald F. Armour” takes us on a riveting journey from rural Trinidad to Chicago, USA where Armour attends Jenner Medical College.
Armour graduates and then attends school in France. Well accomplished, he returns to Trinidad and confronts the racial strictures which bedevil professionals of color in the colonial era.
Migrating to Dominica, Armour blazes a trail in medical service and is instrumental in bringing modern medical care to Dominica’s northern district – especially the development of the Portsmouth and Marigot hospitals.
Armour marries Marigot beauty Margery Bryant, the sister of Royal Air Force World War II hero Harold Cherberd Bryant, DFC who perished in air combat over Frankfurt, Germany.
The Armour couple birth a family that would distinguish itself in law, medicine, hotel industry, and community service; one son Jenner Armour rising to the position of President of Dominica.
At a time when we need men and women of integrity who commit themselves to serving the best needs of humanity, the biography of Dr. Reginald F. Armour is a most inspiring rendition which gives us hope that better is possible.