A Medic on the Mekong

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Lulu.com, 2007 - 421 pages
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This story is about the two years I spent in Laos as a British Doctor, working at an old French colonial hospital in Luang Prabang. Set in 1967 and 68 the war was still raging, with the Communists determined to win seven years later. It describes the challenging job, the Lao people, and how my wife, children and I lived in this foreign country. Changes took place in my Christian faith and marriage, and a young Hmong girl stole my heart. It has humour, pathos, success and failure, and gives a glimpse of life in an under-developed country at war. The book is about people, suffering, danger, love, life and death. The recorded memories refuse to dim and die, and are all true
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Home to Britain
32
First Impressions
54
Meet the Ravens
72
Time to learn
78
Food fire and water
87
Pee Mai celebrations
109
Love and Lepers
120
An eventful January
232
One last time
256
Collecting George
282
Ouanna and Mankra
301
East meets West
306
Pee Ba woman
326
Hepatitis R and R
335
A typical day
365

Finding Bounchan
139
Disease and Death
155
That day in Vientiane
169
Huahin and Penang
185
End of the first year
212
A new clinic at last
382
That cable
391
Epilogue
412
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