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Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan had no idea of the life that awaited him when he began his practice in Baddeck, Cape Breton in 1928. It was often more difficult to navigate the rural landscape to reach his patients than to diagnose them. Dr. MacMillan relates his experiences with warmth, wit, and genuine love for the life he lived. He shares stories about his patients, his beloved ...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Nimbus Publishing (CN) (first published January 1st 2010)
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This book was mostly about getting to the patients and the stories about the snow and weather often became very repetitive. It might be better if someone is very familiar with the geography or knows the families from that area, but I did not enjoy this book.
Paula Dembeck
Dr MacMillan began his forty year practice as a country doctor in 1928, serving the area around Baddeck, Cape Breton.
Most of the events he writes about are his own, although some are recollections of his patients. For the doctor, getting to and from his patient was often a greater problem than curing the presenting ailment or illness. Weather conditions and the geography of the island made travel hazardous and difficult. A car good in town was useless on country roads and unmarked lanes. Calls a
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