Dr. Reginald F. Armour – Medical Services Pioneer and Nation Builder

Cover of the book
Cover of the book

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.

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12 Comments

  1. tj
    April 8, 2016

    Congratulations dr Andre

    Looking forward for the vetting and reading

  2. Daphne Edwards-Simmons
    April 7, 2016

    Very interesting! We need to know where we came from.

  3. TITIWEE
    April 7, 2016

    How much did they pay dem people that work as maids? I hope we get the complete message. How did they treat fellow black people? MY mammy mammy and mammy aunty and uncles of long ago knew. Dno u beest publish this comment and write we want the full message.

  4. TITIWEE
    April 7, 2016

    yes Linton is a man of integrity? Give me a chance! Only in Dominica.

  5. April 7, 2016

    My grandmother spoke very highly of Dr Armour. He saved her hand, cause she had a problem with one of her fingers. The palm was s scheduled to be amputated, but Dr At
    Our worked with her. She would always talk about the time she almost lost her hand

  6. ArayofLight
    April 7, 2016

    quite enlightening……….thanks for the articular

  7. love I
    April 7, 2016

    Wonderful…looking forward to reading the book…Our parents told us about Dr. ARMOUR..ONLY NEW HIM IN HIS OLDER YEARS…..he was a very dedicated doctor

  8. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 7, 2016

    Once again I am sure I know a bit of our nations history, just last week I stated on DNO in response to one of his descendent that he was from Trinidad, came to Dominica, practiced at the Marigot Hospital, and married to a relative of mine, one who called my grandmother aunt.

    I was a kid when I was introduced to him: A great man he was!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 8, 2016

      Elizabeth, and Facts, you both think I do not know those two thumbs down came from you?

      Here is some more news to eat your heart out! Many may have heard Louis Robinson talking on Q 95, perhaps arguing with Tony Astaphan, well his mother was one of the early day educators, in Dominica from Marigot too, she was a teacher, and I assure you she home school the doctors children.

      My late grandmother was her aunt, her mother was my grandmother sister, hence the docto late wife called them aunt!

      The civil engineer, by profession, and the late lawyer, his oldest son his junior, Reginald who still live on Eden Estate professional auto mechanical engineer studied in England, he is the oldest of his children. When he returned he built a car right there in Wesley, which my late father eentually bought from him. Thumbs down can’t change the facts, you see: Hahahahahahahahahah!

      • April 9, 2016

        Garcon, stop name-dropping: first, learn how to spell and construct proper sentences. If you are not copying and pasting other people works, your contribution always misses the mark. Stay in your lane.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 10, 2016

        I’ll tell you what anything I copy and paste came from your mothers’ library, and if you have a source where you found me copying, name it, and feel free to copy the same thing I wrote verbatim, and post it on DNO.

        When you are able to do that publish your comments under your name and not some kind of hogwash crap, which you write as a name believing it makes you important or intelligent!

        Sucker; you are an idiot mind your business! Go and drink a cup of white rum; that’s your occupation; you will be much better off since you have nothing to do! Did I construct my sentences in this one so that you and her, can understand it better?

        Nothing is wrong with the way I deduced my sentences, in the English language words are spelt differently, there is American English, and Cambridge English. I reside in America, my computer is set up to utilize American English, if you were not a idiot you would know when a computer is programmed it is programmed to use several dictionaries in…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 10, 2016

        if you were not a idiot you would know when a computer is programmed it is programmed to use several dictionaries in many different languages, hence the owner chooses the dictionary, and language they choose to utilize!

        Do you know how I know that?

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque by profession is an Electronic/Electrical Engineer. I know about computer software, and hardware too. I know something about programing also, though not enough to make a living by programing.

        So, know who you are attacking before you open your mouth and stick you foot into it! if you want to know if I know how to construct sentences, pay me to write for you and see what happen!

        I am not looking for friends, if you do not like my spelling or the way I construct my sentences, be they fragmented or not that’s my business, mind yours!

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