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Lincoln D. Nelson
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With A Scalpel and A Sword: An American Doctor's Odyssey in the Philippines

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Paperback, 198 pages
Published 1997 by ABWE Publishing
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Lance Catedral
The book begins with a chapter entitled, “Pigs is Pigs,” where we read about a Manobo hunter who was gored by a wild boar. After a four-hour drive and more than an hour of hiking in the jungles, Dr. Nelson's team reached the hunter's dwelling. There they saw the man—his wound bound up by cloth, chewed guava leaves plugged into his chest cavity, and bystanders crowded into the room. He wrote,

"I cleared away the debris, thoroughly cleaned the wound and closed with layers of stuture. After the che...more
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