Tales of a Country Obstetrician: Unforgettable Stories About Practicing Medicine in Alabama

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iUniverse, Dec 13, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 156 pages

Daniel M. Avery has been fascinated with the human body ever since he was young, so it was natural that he should grow up to become a successful doctor.

As a funeral director, he had his first opportunity to learn about anatomy, disease processes, and trauma. He even witnessed the medical examiner performing autopsies in the morgue.

Once he became a doctor, his adventures were more interestingalthough there are decisions he regrets. For instance, he would have never called the university to tow away an illegally parked recreation vehicle if he had known it belonged to the dean of the medical school.

In spite of the seriousness of the medical profession, he enjoyed his share of light moments as well. When a female resident delivered a baby and got blood all over her, she asked if she could borrow a pair of underwear. We wear different sizes, and I only have one pair, Dr. Avery replied.

All physicians have at one time or another wished they had written down the highlights of their careers. Dr. Avery does so with no regrets, examining the challenges, adventures, and funny moments that have defined his life as an Alabama doctor in Tales of a Country Obstetrician.


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About the author (2012)

Daniel M. Avery, MD, is the chair of obstetrics and gynecology and professor and division chief of pathology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He enjoys writing journals and serves on a number of editorial review boards. He lives with his wife in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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