The Dressing Station

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Pan Macmillan UK, Nov 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages

Jonathan Kaplan has been a hospital surgeon, a flying doctor, a ship's medical officer and a battlefield surgeon. He has worked in places as diverse as Burma, Kurdistan, America, Mozambique, England and Eritrea.

The Dressing Station presents a vivid, moving account of the varied faces of medicine he has encountered.In a mixture of reportage, confession and exposition Kaplan talks about the practice of medicine and of its shortcomings, because medicine is not always benign or balanced. At its extremes it is a process of treating the casualties, for life is a war, and being a doctor is serving in that war.

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Part travel writing, part confession, part reporting and part dissection of different aspects of the medical profession, Dr Kaplan's book is a whirlwind tour from one intense crisis spot to another ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jonathan Kaplan was born in South Africa. He studied medicine in Cape Town before coming to the United Kingdom and USA to acquire specialist surgical qualifications. After ten years of clinical experience and research work he left the secure career of hospital surgery to travel as a doctor, journalist and documentary film maker. The Dressing Station is his first book.

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