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The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Odyssey

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Winner of the Alan Paton Award and the South African Booksellers Choice Award
Paperback, 418 pages
Published July 31st 2014 by Picador USA
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Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was blown away by this compelling account of a South African surgeon's work and adventures in conflict zones. Jonathan Kaplan writes beautifully, yet with no-holds-barred in the often horrific detail of poverty, gore and suffering. This is no sensational memoir, however; he questions often, without real resolution, the contribution he is making in war zones when fighters who are patched up after their injuries hurry back to the front lines; whether an engineer installing clean water access in ...more
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