Memories of a Cariboo Doctor

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Trafford Publishing, Aug 29, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography
This book is about the author's experiences practicing general medicine in Quesnel, B.C., from 1951 to 1961. The book is written in primarily anecdotal form. It is intended for the general reader. Medical concepts are described in simple terms. In order to put matters in perspective, the author starts by relating, again in mainly anecdotal form, his experiences completing pre-medicine, medical school and his internship. In the latter part of the book the author compares (in terms that can be followed by the general audience), the practice of medicine in the 1950s to now. For example, he discusses the impact of universal health care when it was introduced in the 1960s. As well, the author explains why he feels a young physician should seriously consider at least part of his career practicing medicine in a rural, rather than an urban area.

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