James Bullen

Bullen, James

See Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8

James Bullen was the first male nurse to graduate from a BC hospital (St. Paul’s). He states that he developed an interest in medicine during the three years he spent as a corporal in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during the war. He believes that being invalided out of the army has given him more sympathy and understanding of his patients. He was the great grandson of BC’s first doctor, Dr. J.S. Helmcken.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Newspaper article “B.C.’s First Male Nurse Grad ‘Just One of the Girls’” by Naomi Lang. source and date unknown. Copied from original, which was in poor shape.
  2. Typed copy of above.