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A Fortunate Man

By John Berger
  • ISBN Code: : 0307794180
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Social Science
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In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient's humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable to themselves. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience." --Susan Sontag

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499004079
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: the-further-tales-of-a-country-doctor.pdf

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There are no secrets in a small country town but if you open your mind as well as your heart, who knows whats around the corner. Twenty five years ago Paul Carter moved from inner city Melbourne to regional Victoria on a tree-changing whim. But in a country town you are not just simply the family doctor, you are also a confidante, advocate, priest, batsman, bowler, banker, topic of gossip and even best man. In the spirit of James Herriot and Whitney Otto, The Further Tales of a Country Doctor are Pauls stories of the tapestries of life overseeing a country practice. Rich, spirited, irresistible, sombre but overwhelmingly uplifting, the humanity of these stories will stay with you for a long time.

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By Honoré de Balzac
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Fiction
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Country Doctor" by Honoré de Balzac. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Country Doctor

By Honore de Balzac
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 610
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In hardly any of his books, with the possible exception of Eugenie Grandet, does Balzac seem to have taken a greater interest than inLe Medecin de Campagne; and the fact of this interest, together with the merit and intensity of the book in each case, is, let it be repeated, a valid argument against those who would have it that there was something essentially sinister both in his genius and his character. Le Medecin de Campagne was an early book; it was published in 1833, a date of which there is an interesting mark in the selection of the name "Evelina," the name of Madame Hanska, whom Balzac had just met, for the lost Jansenist love of Benassis; and it had been on the stocks for a considerable time. It is also noteworthy, as lying almost entirely outside the general scheme of the Comedie Humaine as far as personages go. Its chief characters in the remarkable, if not absolutely impeccable, repertoire of MM. Cerfberr and Christophe (they have, a rare thing with them, missed Agathe the forsaken mistress) have no references appended to their articles, except to the book itself; and I cannot remember that any of the more generally pervading dramatis personae of the Comedy makes even an incidental appearance here. The book is as isolated as its scene and subject—I might have added, as its own beauty, which is singular and unique, nor wholly easy to give a critical account of. The transformation of the cretin-haunted desert into a happy valley is in itself a commonplace of the preceding century; it may be found several times over in Marmontel's Contes Moraux, as well as in other places. The extreme minuteness of detail, effective as it is in the picture of the house and elsewhere, becomes a little tedious even for well-tried and well-affected readers, in reference to the exact number of cartwrights and harness-makers, and so forth; while the modern reader pure and simple, though schooled to endure detail, is schooled to endure it only of the ugly. The minor characters and episodes, with the exception of the wonderful story or legend of Napoleon by Private Goguelat, and the private himself, are neither of the first interest, nor always carefully worked out: La Fosseuse, for instance, is a very tantalizingly unfinished study, of which it is nearly certain that Balzac must at some time or other have meant to make much more than he has made; Genestas, excellent as far as he goes, is not much more than a type; and there is nobody else in the foreground at all except the Doctor himself. It is, however, beyond all doubt in the very subordination of these other characters to Benassis, and in the skilful grouping of the whole as background and adjunct to him, that the appeal of the book as art consists. From that point of view there are grounds for regarding it as the finest of the author's work in the simple style, the least indebted to super-added ornament or to mere variety. The dangerous expedient of a recit, of which the eighteenth-century novelists were so fond, has never been employed with more successful effect than in the confession of Benassis, at once the climax and the centre of the story. And one thing which strikes us immediately about this confession is the universality of its humanity and its strange freedom from merely national limitations. To very few French novelists—to few even of those who are generally credited with a much softer mould and a much purer morality than Balzac is popularly supposed to have been able to boast—would inconstancy to a mistress have seemed a fault which could be reasonably punished, which could be even reasonably represented as having been punished in fact, by the refusal of an honest girl's love in the first place. Nor would many have conceived as possible, or have been able to represent in lifelike colors, the lifelong penance which Benassis imposes on himself. The tragic end, indeed, is more in their general way, but they would seldom have known how to lead up to it.

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  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1414388403
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 238
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When Dr. Reggie Anderson is present at the bedside of a dying patient, something miraculous happens. Sometimes as he sits vigil and holds the patients hand . . . he can experience what they feel and see as they cross over. Because of these God-given glimpses of the afterlifehis appointments with heavenReggie knows beyond a doubt that we are closer to the next world than we think. Join him as he shares remarkable stories from his life and practice, including the tragedy that nearly drove him away from faith forever. He reveals how what hes seen, heard, and experienced has shaped what he believes about living and dying; how we can face the passing of our loved ones with the courage and confidence that we will see them again; and how we can each prepare for our own appointment with heaven. Soul-stirring and hope-filled, Appointments with Heaven is a powerful journey into the questions at the very core of your being: Is there more to life than this? What is heaven like? And, most important: Do I believe it enough to let it change me?

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  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Book Code : 1681372517
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 460
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000576639
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : History
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This book will be of interest to those studying French medical and Revolutionary history. It traces the life of an early-modern rural French physician from childhood to death — how he worked as a physician for six years in North Africa (taking a particular interest in medical meteorology); sought to establish himself as a savant in the Republic of Letters by publishing texts and prize-winning essays; and, despite his bourgeois roots, took part in the siege of Toulon, became committed to the ideals of the French Revolution, and volunteered for the Revolutionary armée d’Italie, mainly working in military hospitals. It concludes with an account of his time practicing medicine in southwest France, where he also engaged in local politics, eventually being appointed to a mayoral position by Bonaparte.

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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 080326481X
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In a world of HMOs, insurance companies, and an endless flood of forms, Hull Cook reminds us that there was a time when a visit to the doctor's office cost three dollars and doctors still made house calls. Cook recounts fifty years of service as a rural doctor in Texas and Nebraska, where a wide spectrum of dilemmas tested his resourcefulness, endurance, and sense of humor. He describes helping to deliver a baby via telephone during the Blizzard of '49, and he explains his "special delivery" of medication in the dead of winter-an operation involving his Beechcraft Bonanza airplane and a p.

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  • Book Code : 160358384X
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"It's Probably Nothing continues the tale woven by Dr. Beach Conger in his first book, Bag Balm and Duct Tape. This new collection sees Conger and his wife yearning for new challenges and relocating to the suburbs of Philadelphia after 25 years in mythical Dumster, Vermont. Conger gamely takes a job in a teaching hospital in the poorest part of the city and gets to experience urban bureaucratized medicine and its trials- a far cry from the more idiosyncratic and hands-on version he practiced in Vermont. After 5 years Conger and his wife move back to Dumster, where he rediscovers more about his patients' capacity to both cope and cherish one another than he expected.Each of the tightly constructed chapters is centered around a particular patient or particular theme in medicine. It's Probably Nothing is both funny and poignant, and showcases both Conger's irreverent view into medicine and his profound empathy for the characters he encounters along the way. His experience highlights how medicine-and problems with out current medical system-can remain the same and yet be vastly different across class, race, and region. Among the people the reader meets are urban drag queens, small-town farmers and other heroes, Vermont celebrities, and the occasional reclusive author"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 146695373X
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Joe Manning owned a good-size ranch outside of a small town in Virginia, and he was plowing one day close to his house. He was getting ready to plant a garden patch for the family to use for their livelihood. Three men came along the road. All three had sidearms and one man had a rifle. He shot Joe in the back while Joe was trying to get to the house to get his rifle and defend his family. Then they killed his wife and young daughter, burned the house down around them, and left Joe in his yard bleeding to death. Joe, who cared deeply about people, was the first person in the community to volunteer to help everyone who was in need. Joe, with his wife at one time or another, had entertained in their home all the people in the area. Who could have shot poor Joe Manning in the back twice and destroyed his family and house? What is going on around here? This has always been a nice area of the country. I wonder who is behind all this killing. Why would they kill his wife and daughter, and why would they have burned down his nice house? This is really a mystery. I wonder if Joe will survive. The doctor does not think so. I wonder what the sheriff is doing about it. He does not seem to have a clue. Will anyone else have to die before we find out who the culprits are?

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  • Book Code : 1551098857
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A Canadian physician reflects on a lifetime of helping others, including during World War II and two deadly mining disasters. Dr. Arnold Burden’s career began unintentionally when he performed his first surgery in the woods following a hunting accident at age fourteen. As a twenty-year-old hospital clerk, he handed battle casualties after D-Day in France and Germany. His early years as a doctor began in rural Prince Edward Island, where he served in the combined role of doctor and coroner. Back home in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Dr. Burden was the first medic to enter the mines after the deadly No. 4 mine explosion in 1956 and the No. 2 mine bump, the most severe bump ever recorded in North America, in 1958. In both cases he risked his life alongside the underground rescue teams to bring the gassed and trapped miners to the surface. In this new edition Dr. Burden gives his account of an active life and of a man dedicated to his patients; a man full of common-sense and interesting stories, who writes candidly of his dealing with patients, unusual cases, and brave efforts made under difficult conditions. As the author states: “The real satisfaction in life has come from helping people.”

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  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Book Code : 1552546594
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Book Code : 074901606X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 383
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1789094704
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Total of Pages : 156
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By George Eliot
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  • Total of Pages : 879
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Middlemarch George Eliot - Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans). Set in a fictitious Midlands town from 1829 to 1832, it follows distinct, intersecting stories with many characters.Issues include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Despite comic elements, Middlemarch uses realism to encompass historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, early railways, and the accession of King William IV. It views contemporary medicine and examines reactionary views in a settled community facing unwelcome change.Initial reviews were mixed, but it is now seen widely as her best work and one of the great novels in English.

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By George Fabian
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462874330
  • Total of Pages : 731
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If Marx in his famous quip called religion the opium of the people, opium was the religion of Marx (see page 28 of the book). Amid some 20,000 titles on Marx, this ranks as one of the most comprehensive and subversive studies of him. The reader learns for the first time here that: *This father of communism, idolized today as a beacon of light, was in truth a drug addict intent on stripping us all of civic freedoms and, still worse, corralling us into labor camps as superficial bourgeois riff-raff. *In contrast, his close friend Friedrich Engels imagined communism as a higher stage of civilization, and his views have mistakenly become associated with Marx. *Behind the faade of unity, Marx and Engels feuded over the goals, strategy, and tactics of communism. This conflict marred The Communist Manifesto and Capital, warranting their fundamental reinterpretation. *Engels initiated an astonishing image makeover that eventually transformed Marx the self-appointed gravedigger of civil society into its savior. Apart from challenges to serious students of Marx and Marxism, the book also offers intersecting human-touch stories of his dark self, his family, friends and contemporaries.

Doctors and Patients - An Anthology

By Cecil G. Helman
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1315344173
  • Total of Pages : 173
  • Category : Medical
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This is a wonderful collection of stories about doctors and patients, including many by world-famous authors who were also physicians, such as Oliver Sacks, Anton Chekhov and Arthur Conan Doyle. Always moving, entertaining and informative, and sometimes troubling, these remarkable stories will appeal to anyone with an interest in health, illness and medical care. They also provide essential core material for those studying doctor-patient communication, the literature of medicine and medical humanities. The stories, some written from the doctor's viewpoint, some from that of the patient, illuminate the warmth and compassion - but also the many problems - in relationships between doctors and patients, both in the past and today. Doctors and Patients: an anthology is enjoyable, fascinating and enlightening - for oneself, and for friends and partners, whether healthcare professionals or interested general readers.

Santa's Christmas Library: 400+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends (Illustrated Edition)

By O. Henry,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,William Shakespeare,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Martin Luther,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George Macdonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry Van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston,Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Carolyn Wells,Walter Crane,Thomas Nelson Page,Florence L. Barclay,A. S. Boyd,Edward A. Rand,Max Brand,William John Locke,Nora A. Smith,Phebe A. Curtiss,Nellie C. King,Booker T. Washington,Lucy Wheelock,Aunt Hede,Frederick E. Dewhurst,Maud Lindsay,Marjorie L. C. Pickthall,Jay T. Stocking,Anna Robinson,Florence M. Kingsley,Olive Thorne Miller,M. A. L. Lane,Elizabeth Harkison,Raymond Mcalden,F. E. Mann,Winifred M. Kirkland,François Coppée,Katherine Pyle,Grace Margaret Gallaher,Elia W. Peattie,F. Arnstein,James Weber Linn,Anne Hollingsworth Wharton,Elbridge S. Brooks,Isabel Cecilia Williams,Anton Chekhov,Armando Palacio Valdés,André Theuriet,Alphonse Daudet,Benito Pérez Galdós,Antonio Maré,Pedro A. De Alarcón,Jules Simon,Marcel Prévost,Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer,Maxime Du Camp,Mary Hartwell Catherwood,F. L. Stealey,Kate Upson Clark,Marion Clifford,E. E. Hale,Willis Boyd Allen,Edgar Wallace,Georg Schuster,Harrison S. Morris,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Matilda Betham Edwards,Angelo J. Lewis,Vernon Lee,Guy De Maupassant,Saki,Bret Harte,Robert E. Howard,William Francis Dawson,Hamilton Wright Mabie,Christopher North,Susan Coolidge,Oliver Bell Bunce,Phillips Brooks,William Drummond,James Russell Lowell,Alfred Domett,Reginald Heber,Dinah Maria Mulock,Margaret Deland,John Addington Symonds,Edward Thring,Cecil Frances Alexander,Mary Austin,James S. Park,Isaac Watts,Robert Herrick,Edmund Hamilton Sears,Ben Jonson,Edmund Bolton,Robert Southwell,C.s. Stone,James Whitcomb Riley,Frances Ridley Havergal,William Morris,Charles Mackay,Harriet F. Blodgett,Eliza Cook,George Wither,John G. Whittier,Richard Watson Gilder,Tudor Jenks,William Makepeace Thackeray,Henry Vaughan,Christian Burke,Andrew Lang,Emily Huntington Miller,Cyril Winterbotham,Enoch Arnold Bennett,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Meredith Nicholson,A. M. Williamson,C. N. Williamson,Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell,James Selwin Tait,Booth Tarkington,Evaleen Stein,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Frank Samuel Child,Samuel McChord Crothers,Sarah Orne Jewett,Georgianna M. Bishop,Sarah P. Doughty,John Punnett Peters,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Selma Lagerlof
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026898583
  • Total of Pages : 10534
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: santa-s-christmas-library.pdf

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This holiday, we are offering to you our own Christmas box - filled up to the top with the best Christmas novels, classics to read during holidays, magical Christmas tales, legends, most famous carols and the unique poetry of the giants of literature dedicated to this one and only holiday: The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

Home Is the Sailor

By Patrick Taylor
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1466837772
  • Total of Pages : 70
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 740
  • Pdf File: home-is-the-sailor.pdf

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Fans of Patrick Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections. Whether you're visiting for the first time, or you're a long-time resident, you'll enjoy this fun glimpse into life Patrick Taylor's village of Ballybucklebo. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

An Irish Country Practice

By Patrick Taylor
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1466889217
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: an-irish-country-practice.pdf

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An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series. Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only has O’Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he’s also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he’s truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue. As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments, including a mysterious cough, a housewife whose frequent “accidents” may have a disturbing cause, and a respected colleague who might be succumbing to an old vice. All is not sickness and worry, however. There’s plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Voice Without Restraint

By John Herdman
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  • Publisher : Leamington Books
  • Book Code : 1914090330
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 275
  • Pdf File: voice-without-restraint.pdf

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Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in June 2016, and seldom in recent years has it been more richly deserved. That a song writer’s lyrics should be regarded as literature was an idea at which many were surprised. Others have felt that to isolate the lyrics of a song from its musical context is unreal. Ultimately that is true: a song is an indefeasible whole, an inseparable marriage of words and music which achieves its overall emotional effect by that symbiosis and not otherwise. Yet it can also be said that the two components can be separately considered as two elements in the artist’s creative utterance, and discussed as such. The evidence of Dylan’s manuscripts supports the view that in writing his lyrics his way of going about things is not always widely different from that of a poet. Bob Dylan commented on the Nobel Prize in Literature which was awarded to him "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition": "When I first received this Nobel Prize for Literature, I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature. I wanted to reflect on it and see where the connection was." Voice Without Restraint, refers to and is from the song “I dreamed I saw St Augustine” on John Wesley Harding, and is a phrase chosen to evoke the full-blooded commitment to his artistic utterance which is the hallmark of Bob Dylan’s voice – in all senses.

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment

By Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309262054
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: the-role-of-telehealth-in-an-evolving-health-care-environment.pdf

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In 1996, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care. In that report, the IOM Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine found telemedicine is similar in most respects to other technologies for which better evidence of effectiveness is also being demanded. Telemedicine, however, has some special characteristics-shared with information technologies generally-that warrant particular notice from evaluators and decision makers. Since that time, attention to telehealth has continued to grow in both the public and private sectors. Peer-reviewed journals and professional societies are devoted to telehealth, the federal government provides grant funding to promote the use of telehealth, and the private technology industry continues to develop new applications for telehealth. However, barriers remain to the use of telehealth modalities, including issues related to reimbursement, licensure, workforce, and costs. Also, some areas of telehealth have developed a stronger evidence base than others. The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) sponsored the IOM in holding a workshop in Washington, DC, on August 8-9 2012, to examine how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. health care system. HRSA asked the IOM to focus on the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend the reach of scarce resources while also emphasizing the quality and value in the delivery of health care services. This workshop summary discusses the evolution of telehealth since 1996, including the increasing role of the private sector, policies that have promoted or delayed the use of telehealth, and consumer acceptance of telehealth. The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary discusses the current evidence base for telehealth, including available data and gaps in data; discuss how technological developments, including mobile telehealth, electronic intensive care units, remote monitoring, social networking, and wearable devices, in conjunction with the push for electronic health records, is changing the delivery of health care in rural and urban environments. This report also summarizes actions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can undertake to further the use of telehealth to improve health care outcomes while controlling costs in the current health care environment.

The Doctor in the Victorian Novel

By Tabitha Sparks
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317035410
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: the-doctor-in-the-victorian-novel.pdf

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With the character of the doctor as her subject, Tabitha Sparks follows the decline of the marriage plot in the Victorian novel. As Victorians came to terms with the scientific revolution in medicine of the mid-to-late nineteenth century, the novel's progressive distance from the conventions of the marriage plot can be indexed through a rising identification of the doctor with scientific empiricism. A narrative's stance towards scientific reason, Sparks argues, is revealed by the fictional doctor's relationship to the marriage plot. Thus, novels that feature romantic doctors almost invariably deny the authority of empiricism, as is the case in George MacDonald's Adela Cathcart. In contrast, works such as Wilkie Collins's Heart and Science, which highlight clinically minded or even sinister doctors, uphold the determining logic of science and, in turn, threaten the novel's romantic plot. By focusing on the figure of the doctor rather than on a scientific theme or medical field, Sparks emulates the Victorian novel's personalization of tropes and belief systems, using the realism associated with the doctor to chart the sustainability of the Victorian novel's central imaginative structure, the marriage plot. As the doctors Sparks examines increasingly stand in for the encroachment of empirical knowledge on a morally formulated artistic genre, their alienation from the marriage plot and its interrelated decline succinctly herald the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of Modernism.

Let Me Not Be Mad

By A. K. Benjamin
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1524744395
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 645
  • Pdf File: let-me-not-be-mad.pdf

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Inspired by Dr. A. K. Benjamin's years working as a clinical neuropsychologist at a London hospital, this multilayered narrative interweaves Benjamin's own sometimes shocking personal experiences with those of his mentally disordered patients. What do doctors actually think about when you list your problems in the consulting room? Are they really listening to you? Is the connection all in your head? Every day for ten years--even while his hospital became the set for a reality television series--clinical neuropsychologist A. K. Benjamin confronted these questions, and this book is his attempt to tell the truth about what happens in these rooms in hospitals the world over. What begins as a series of exquisitely observed case studies examining personalities on the brink of collapse soon morphs into a unique work of nonfiction as Benjamin's own psyche begins to twist the story in surprising ways. Blazingly original, Let Me Not Be Mad undermines the authority we so willingly hand over to clinical psychologists as it bears witness to the self-obsession of Western society, and ultimately offers a glimpse of what it might mean to be sane and truly empathetic. Fractured, sad, playful, brilliant, and confrontational, this is a confession by a professional that delves into the heart of the patient-doctor relationship and ultimately finds love. This twisting psychological journey will be read and reread.

The Country of the Pointed Firs

By Sarah Orne Jewett
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486110672
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 507
  • Pdf File: the-country-of-the-pointed-firs.pdf

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A classic of American fiction, memorializing the traditions, manners and dialect of Maine coast natives at the turn of the 20th century, and presenting a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of New England character.

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

By Sarah Orne Jewett
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101145501
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: the-country-of-the-pointed-firs-and-other-stories.pdf

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A rich collection of classic American literature potraying the beauty of a 19th-century New England town. A female writer comes one summer to Dunnet Landing, a Maine seacoast town, where she follows the lonely inhabitants of once-prosperous coastal communities. Here, lives are molded by the long Maine winters, rock-filled fields and strong resourceful women. Throughout Sarah Orne Jewett’s novel and stories, these quiet tales of a simpler American life capture the inspirational in the everyday: the importance of honest friendships, the value of family, and the gift of community. “Their counterparts are in every village in the world, thank heaven, and the gift to one’s life is only in its discernment.”

The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors

By Bernard Shaw
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 648
  • Pdf File: the-doctor-s-dilemma.pdf

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"The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors" by Bernard Shaw. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Country Doctors

By Gill Sanderson
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  • Publisher : Accent Press
  • Book Code : 1783750901
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: country-doctors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A heartwarming medical romance by best-selling author Gill Sanderson! Perfect for fans of Mia Faye, Laura Scott, Helen Scott Taylor, Grey's Anatomy and ER. 'A lovely medical romance read.' 5* Goodreads review 'Lovely book. Well written and I did not want it to end.' 5* reader review 'Highly recommended. Looking forward to read next book by Gill' 5* reader review After the unnecessary death of her husband, Matt, Dr Ruth Francis had settled in as a GP, refusing to acknowledge any lack in her life. The arrival of trainee GP Micah North rapidly unsettled her! He was considerably older than most trainees, and the details of his past were slow to emerge. Ruth could see that he had the makings of an excellent doctor but, to her cautious soul, he seemed also to embody many of Matt's reckless traits. That being so, how could she contemplate any personal relationship with Micah? Don't miss Gill Sanderson's gripping medical romances, including the A Lakeland Practice and the Good, Bad and Ugly series!