The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Odyssey

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The author 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 Mozambique, Burma, America, Kurdistan, England and Eritrea. This book offers a vivid account of the various faces of medicine he has encountered.

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.

*Slight forward lean; corners a bit bumped; pages slightly yellowed; name and date on title page.*

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AuthorJonathan Kaplan
PublisherPicador
PlaceLondon
Year2002
ISBN9780330480796
BindingPaperback
ConditionFair
CommentsSlight forward lean; corners a bit bumped; pages slightly yellowed; name and date on title page.
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