The author of Burma Surgeon won a host of friends who were shocked at the travesty of his arrest for treason against the...

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MY HOSPITAL IN THE HILLS

The author of Burma Surgeon won a host of friends who were shocked at the travesty of his arrest for treason against the Burmese government he had given most of his life to serve, and relieved when he was acquitted. Here is the story of that experience, of the incidents leading up to it, the vindication as he returned to the Namkham hospital where he again took up the task of caring for the sick, performing amazing operations under trying conditions, and training native nurses from all the races of Burma. This story is told from the time he returns to war-ravaged Burma and the bombed-out hospital after the war. It carries through his journeys to various parts of Burma, always serving the people. It tells of the political unrest, the confusions following independence, the rebellion sparked by bands of insurgents. All is written with the usual calm detachment, objectivity and honesty that made his earlier books appealing. It is certainly not a literary achievement --but it has that sincerity that wins friends.

Pub Date: Nov. 21, 1955

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Publisher: Norton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1955