POOR MAN'S DOCTOR by Lewis R. MD Tryen


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Autobiography, modest and personal, of a doctor who practised the world over without acquiring either fame or money. Born in Hamburg, Pennsylvania-Dutch town, he carried forward a six-generation tradition and trained to be a doctor. Peg, a nurse, soured him on women for a time -- poverty kept him a bachelor. He practised in a mill town for six years among the foreign born, in a coal mining community, in the prudish Pennsylvania -- Dutch community, near his birthplace; he went overseas in World War I, again with the Red Cross to fight typhus in Estonia; he went to sea on a rum runner as ship doctor; he spent some time in Hawaii; and finally he joined the Veterans Administration. A likable chronicle, out of the groove but not top drawer.

Publisher: Prentice Hall