The 8Th Field Hospital

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Trafford Publishing, Aug 14, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 126 pages
Welcome to the life of Dr. Andrew C. Carr, a young medical officer who was drafted into the Vietnam War and served at the 8th Field Hospital in Nha Trang. This is not a medical book; you will fi nd few clinical details since they can be read in articles published elsewhere. Instead, Dr. Carr will transport you back to 1966 through his unique perspective about the human side of war. He will also describe his poignant return to Vietnam in 2004.
 

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Contents

THE BEGINNING
9
MY MARCHING ORDERS
13
FIELD TRAINING
18
OFFICER ON DECK
20
TOP SECRETS
22
SHIPPING OUT
24
LIFE ABOARD THE TROOP SHIP
26
NEW HOME NEW ROOMMATES NEW JOB
28
THE SMELLS OF VIETNAM
69
THE MONTAGNARDS
71
THE GRAVE DETAIL
75
ALCOHOL IN VIETNAM
77
MY VIETNAM RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
80
THE BALL GAME
82
CLOTHING JEWELRY
84
THE EXECUTED PATIENT
86

A LITLE WHITE LIE
31
WHAT YOUR BRAIN HEARS
33
SERENDIPITY
35
TEMPORARY DUTY
37
MY NEW HOSPITAL
39
THE JOY OF BEING A COMMANDING OFFICER
42
NUNG GUARDS
44
NEW PATIENTS NEW CHALLENGES
46
THE JEEP
50
THE ROAD TO CAM RANH BAY
52
THE KOREANS
54
THE SUBSTITUTE BOYFRIEND
58
THE MISSIONARY FAMILY
65
THE BEER VENDOR
67
CASUALTIES OF WAR
88
MILITARY COURTESY
90
BLACK OPS
92
THE SHELF
94
SLEEPING ON THE JOB
96
AN UNUSUAL CASE
98
THE SHORT TIMER
100
VIETNAM SOUVENIRS
102
RETURNING TO THE USA FROM VIETNAM
104
RETURNING TO VIETNAM 38 YEARS LATER
107
OUR VIETNAMESE GUIDE SAM
118
THE WHAT IFS
122
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Dr. Carr retired from medicine in 1998 after practicing neurology for 31 years. He lives with his wife, Roberta, and their two cats, ZoŽ and Monti, in Whittier, California. He has given up medicine to practice fi shing and he has become quite skilled at diagnosing the best places to catch halibut and salmon in Alaska. He will catch your attention with these stories from long ago.

Dr. Carr retired from medicine in 1998 after practicing neurology for 31 years. He lives with his wife, Roberta, and their two cats, ZoŽ and Monti, in Whittier, California. He has given up medicine to practice fi shing and he has become quite skilled at diagnosing the best places to catch halibut and salmon in Alaska. He will catch your attention with these stories from long ago.

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