A Country Doctor's Casebook

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"Beautiful, humorous, and lucidly written, A Country Doctor's Casebook is a heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking treasure of American rural medical history. For those who may have become disenchanted about the craft of medicine, here the enchantment returns." Pierre Delattre, author of Woman on the Cross, Episodes, and Tales of a Dalai Lama "This pioneer physician's account of medicine, life, and death in the north of northern Minnesota is suffused by humanitarian warmth and humor. We all are there: Native Americans and immigrants, our lives

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Overview

"Beautiful, humorous, and lucidly written, A Country Doctor's Casebook is a heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking treasure of American rural medical history. For those who may have become disenchanted about the craft of medicine, here the enchantment returns." Pierre Delattre, author of Woman on the Cross, Episodes, and Tales of a Dalai Lama "This pioneer physician's account of medicine, life, and death in the north of northern Minnesota is suffused by humanitarian warmth and humor. We all are there: Native Americans and immigrants, our lives beset by accidents and illness, and above all the love and dedication making us who we are, helped by our own Galen. A great read."Robert Treuer, author of The Tree Farm: Replanting a Life "A Country Doctor's Casebook is a delight—wonderfully written with a wry sense of humor. These stories ring true: compassionate, gentle, loving portraits of people for whom Dr. MacDonald cared deeply."David Hilfiker, md, author of Healing the Wounds: A Physician Looks at His Work and Not All of Us Are Saints: A Doctor's Journey with the Poor

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873514743
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2003
  • Series: Midwest Reflections Series
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 1,385,928
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Justice in the Wild, Wild North 7
House Call 9
Emergency 15
We Work Not Alone 18
The Rez 21
Epidemic 27
To Speak the Language 30
Treatment 32
Brotherly Love 35
Road to Trouble 37
Arne 40
Pass Catcher 42
Little Herbie 44
Emil 46
The Great Train Ride 50
Grit 53
Fishing 57
Physician, Heal Thyself. Please! 59
Feud 63
Good Fudge Requires the Best Ingredients 65
Home Delivery 67
Henry and Lily 71
The T. Rex of Throat Infections 74
They Don't Grow 'Em Like They Used To 76
Debbie 79
Cora Benson 82
Home Is Home Is Home 86
God's Will 89
Rena McDoud 92
So, What Is Mental Illness? 96
Helen 98
Pudge Dalafus 102
Office Hours 107
Midge 112
Curbstone Consultations 117
Anne 120
Thor 122
Double Play 126
Roxie 129
Coroner 133
Coincidence 137
Cops and Robbers 140
Inheritance 144
Frank Petruka 148
May Day, May Day 151
Help 157
Is There a Limit? 161
Consultation 164
Bryan Lofgren 166
Appendicitis 170
Oskar Jonason 175
Poachers, Arise! 177
Special Delivery 181
God Calling 184
Are Country Doctors Born, Not Made? 187
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2004

    A country doctors casebook

    A country doctor¿s case book is a true classic about what it was like to be a doctor back in the olden days of northern Minnesota. The author Roger A. Macdonald really captures the reader¿s attention with the stories he tells in his life story. Some of the stories are adventurous and have a funny side to them but some are also heartbreaking and hard to handle. You learn many things while reading about Doctor Macdonald¿s adventures and stories that he has experienced through the years. How he had the responsibility of many people in the area because he was the only doctor, and how he fought to get better medical supplies up in the middle of nowhere of northern Minnesota. Roger Macdonald¿s book is a most enjoyable piece to read.

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