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: 59.27 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: Barry Ladd
Publisher: Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9780944435373
Size: 62.49 MB
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Meet Barry Ladd. He is a family physician who practiced medicine for thirty years in a small country town, forty miles south of a major city. He calls it "Our Town," because the residents, including himself, so personally identified with the community. In the thirty years that Ladd practiced in "Our Town," he delivered fifteen hundred babies and had one hundred and eighty thousand office visits. He delivered the babies of the babies, and took care of four generations in the same family. During that time, there was an explosion of technology and scientific information. The practice of medicine shifted from being more of an art to being more of a science. During this time, Ladd was a participant and observer. He saw how personal events and decisions played out over time. He tells his readers what he saw, heard, and felt. These are all true stories. Some are composites of several people. The names have been changed.

Fifty Years A Country Doctor

Author: Hull Cook
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080326481X
Size: 23.87 MB
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In a world of HMOs, insurance companies, and an endless flood of forms, Hull Cook reminds us that there was a time when a visit to the doctor's office cost three dollars and doctors still made house calls. Cook recounts fifty years of service as a rural doctor in Texas and Nebraska, where a wide spectrum of dilemmas tested his resourcefulness, endurance, and sense of humor. He describes helping to deliver a baby via telephone during the Blizzard of '49, and he explains his "special delivery" of medication in the dead of winter-an operation involving his Beechcraft Bonanza airplane and a p.

A Measure Of My Days

Author: David Loxterkamp
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874518856
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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
Size: 73.85 MB
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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.