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Heat
     

Heat

by J.A. Jones
 

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Heat is a modern Heart of Darkness. Gerald Gault, MD, is torn between his angels and his devils…and so are his patients. The novel is based on a true story of a doctor who, in the 1960s, settled deep in the swamplands of South Carolina to treat the indigent for malnutrition, parasites, and related diseases. It portrays a time when such limited access to medical

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Heat is a modern Heart of Darkness. Gerald Gault, MD, is torn between his angels and his devils…and so are his patients. The novel is based on a true story of a doctor who, in the 1960s, settled deep in the swamplands of South Carolina to treat the indigent for malnutrition, parasites, and related diseases. It portrays a time when such limited access to medical care inspired worship among his patients and enmity from the public and private medical establishments. Dr. Gault (his fictional name) became a celebrity, attracting attention from The New York Times, a number of luminaries (including Normal Mailer and Diane Arbus), and sociologists from as far away as California. Tragedy shadows him, from his rich and obsessive inner life to his multiple addictions. Similarly addicted, his wife leads a desultory existence at his side, with hints of freedom and separation near the end of the story.

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BN ID:
2940013629189
Publisher:
RoseDog Books
Publication date:
11/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
238
File size:
860 KB

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