An Irish Country Doctor

Author: Patrick Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780765368249
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Barry Laverty, a recent medical school graduate, jumps at the chance to join a rural practice in Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, until he meets his boss Dr. O'Reilly, a difficult older physician with his own way of doing things.

A Country Doctor S Notebook

Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612191916
Size: 52.56 MB
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Part autobiography, part fiction, this early work by the author of The Master and Margarita shows a master at the dawn of his craft, and a nation divided by centuries of unequal progress. In 1916 a 25-year-old, newly qualified doctor named Mikhail Bulgakov was posted to the remote Russian countryside. He brought to his position a diploma and a complete lack of field experience. And the challenges he faced didn’t end there: he was assigned to cover a vast and sprawling territory that was as yet unvisited by modern conveniences such as the motor car, the telephone, and electric lights. The stories in A Country Doctor’s Notebook are based on this two-year window in the life of the great modernist. Bulgakov candidly speaks of his own feelings of inadequacy, and warmly and wittily conjures episodes such as peasants applying medicine to their outer clothing rather than their skin, and finding himself charged with delivering a baby—having only read about the procedure in text books. Not yet marked by the dark fantasy of his later writing, this early work features a realistic and wonderfully engaging narrative voice—the voice, indeed, of twentieth century Russia’s greatest writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reflections Of A Country Doctor

Author: Jimmie Ashcraft
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608441997
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This book contains my reflections upon my 26 years as an "old time" generalist family physician in rural America. It is merely a collection of stories that depict some of my many experiences over the years. The stories mirror those of many of my generalist colleagues who have experienced "the trenches" of rural primary care. My stories span the breadth and depth of the discipline of rural family medicine. Stories range from assisting mothers giving birth to caring for and comforting those at the end of life, from performing surgery to becoming involved in one's community, and from making house calls to providing emergency room care. Some are silly, some are sad, some are funny, and some may make you mad. JIMMIE ASHCRAFT, M.D. Doctor Ashcraft is a graduate of the University of Oregon Medical School. He was a member of the clinical staff of the University of Washington Medical School for 30 years. Doctor Ashcraft and his wife, Kay, live in Montana. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

My Own Country

Author: Abraham Verghese
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679752927
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A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people

A Measure Of My Days

Author: David Loxterkamp
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874518856
Size: 39.17 MB
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A family physician describes the universal struggle with adversity and discovers strength through work, faith, community, and love.

A Country Doctor S Chronicle

Author: Roger A. MacDonald
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873515092
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MacDonald takes readers on another round of house calls, office visits, and emergency summons in this charming collection of vignettes--some hopeful, some heartbreaking--that offer a unique look at a bygone era of 20th-century rural America.