Doc: Then and Now With a Montana Physician

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Random House, Jan 31, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
"LIVELY, EARTHY, AND REFRESHINGLY CANDID . . . Losee is the family doctor you wish you had in your community".
--Library Journal
In 1949, Ron Losee, a young Yale Medical School graduate, headed west with his wife and small daughter to begin the practice of medicine. They settled in Ennis, Montana, in a log cabin that also became their office and lab. Patients made themselves at home in the living room. One small bag held all their medical equipment. It was a proud moment when a patient first called Losee "Doc". His fee on that occasion was three dollars.
In robust, freewheeling prose, Doc Losee--now internationally known for his work in orthopedic surgery--shares nearly half a century of dedicated doctoring, evoking the rich flavor of Montana and the dramatic dilemmas that never cease to haunt the country doctor. Exhilarating and entertaining, DOC is a moving reminder of what people--doctors and patients--can be and do. It's the perfect cure for what ails us.
"[Losee] charges each incident with enough drama to draw the reader in. . . . The humor shines right through. . . . Get this guy to a biochemist and have him cloned. . . . As a physician we could use a few more thousand just like him".
--Kirkus Reviews

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

These ramblings of a doctor practicing in rural Montana would never be mistaken for great prose but are an eye-opener about healthcare in the mid-1900's. While extremely satisfied with the rural ... Read full review

DOC: Then and Now with a Montana Physician

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Disarming tales from a frontier doctor, an appealing old coot who actually considers himself a mere mortal. The year is 1949. Young Dr. Ron Losee has piled his wife and child into an army-surplus jeep ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

R. E. Losee, MD, has been practicing medicine since the 1940s. "Doc" still lives in Ennis, Montana.

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