A Rural Surgeon

A Rural Surgeon

by Dr John B Case

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A Rural Surgeon follows the adventures and misadventures of Dr John Case and his family as they commence their new life in the Western Canadian Prairie province of Alberta, and learn first-hand of its extreme weather.

Life in another Commonwealth country ensures that there are many cultural similarities, but the Cases also experience an immense number of differences from their previous lifestyle. Discover along with Dr Case the impact of less regulation and increased personal freedom, combined with more responsible social behaviour and the helpful interdependence necessary in a remote and sparsely populated region.

A broad and wide-ranging description of life in a remote Western Canadian city from a physician's point of view, this book will appeal to readers who enjoy reading of life's diversities, tragedies, and triumphs. Physicians will recognise and find interest in the changing practice of medicine in a rapidly expanding city during a time of enormous scientific advances.

As with all of Dr Case's books, he presents a wonderful balance of laughter and tragedy. His inquisitiveness and compassion shine in his description of life as a specialist surgeon in a nonurban environment.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162904885
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 09/24/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 428 KB

About the Author

John Case initially intended to become a priest, then decided that wasn’t for him, so he entered technical college for the study of chemistry, botany, and zoology, intent on becoming a farmer. Laid low by aggressive hayfever, John again switched potential career paths, going on to study medicine, and subsequently working as a general surgeon in a small town in northern Alberta. Now retired, John lives in Qualicum Beach, BC, with his wife and small dog. His children and grandchildren live in Grand Prairie and Sherwood Park, AB. John has always enjoyed amusing others, and he jokes that before the use of the computer, his writing was barely legible.

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