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The Dressing Station
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201407
  • Antal sidor: 416
  • Vikt i gram: 640
  • ISBN10:1447275837
  • ISBN13:9781447275831

The Dressing Station

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Winner of the Alan Paton Award and the South African Booksellers Choice Award

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.

'His account is born of two talents: to save lives and to bear witness. The result is a unique mixture of biography and reportage, both personal and clinical' Time Magazine

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