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The Healer's Dream

The Healer's Dream

by Gil Meyer
The Healer's Dream

The Healer's Dream

by Gil Meyer


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Nita is a medical school misfit whose expectations clash with the dysfunctional U.S. health system. Now, in her final year of school, she struggles to maintain enthusiasm for the career she's always dreamed about. Sleep-deprived and stressed, experiencing sexual harassment and conflicts with the authorities at the school, she just wants to survive long enough to forge her own path. Complicating her life and disrupting her concentration, she finds herself visiting a strange assortment of people from the past. Nita comes to realize that the cottage she rented along the Susquehanna River in Maryland sits on a special parcel of land, a place of healers. From the earlier residents on her land, Nita learns lessons that transcend time and technology. She discovers the secrets of true healing, even while struggling to deal with a modern healthcare system in which both health and care have been lost. Nita's impulsive mouth and her unwillingness to follow the politically safe path at the medical school dig her deeper and deeper into trouble. Eventually, she is dragged before the Judicial Board of the school. Too late, Nita realizes that she is about to lose her dream of becoming a physician. Exploring both Western medicine and the holistic traditions created by healers of times past, The Healer's Dream skillfully weaves history, spirituality and science into a clever and engaging story.

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ISBN-13: 9781543968859
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 292
File size: 808 KB

About the Author

Gil Meyer lives and writes in the Potomac Highlands west of Washington, D.C. His mountain home allows him to indulge in his interests in photography, outdoor sports and history. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in plant pathology, both from West Virginia University. He is the author of Corporate Smokejumper and is president of Sparke LLC, specializing in corporate issue and crisis management.

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