Doctor Olds of Twillingate: Portrait of an American Surgeon in Newfoundland

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Breakwater Books, 1994 - Fiction - 363 pages
An engrossing story of a bright John Hopkins graduate who fell in love with Newfoundland as a student, and who stayed to become the medical care system in north-easte Newfoundland for forty years. Crusty, caring and unconventional, Dr. Olds' skill and devotion made him such a folk hero that Newfoundland declared a province-wide Doctor Olds Day. Asked why he came to Twillingate for one year and stayed for forty. Newfoundland's Connecticut Yankee tersely replied, Because I liked it.
 

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Contents

Foreword
viii
Acknowledgements
xviii
Connecticut Childhood
30
Loomis and Yale
40
Alaska
50
Hopkins
57
Twillingate Summer
71
Independence
84
House Call
162
Alcohol
169
Betty and Stella
179
Stella and Gloria
191
Carmanville Nurse
277
An Education in Itself
284
Scrub Nurse
294
Cussedness
305

Beriberi
92
Horse Race
108
Lady of Mercy
119
Wing and Wing
124
Consolidation
133
Hospital Fire
144
A Sealing Memoir
151
Teacher
314
Bedside Manner
326
The Man Himself
334
Naturalist
344
Afterword
357
Appendix of Illustrations
364
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