Two years out of Johns Hopkins Medical
School, Robert Ecke found himself at
Notre Dame Bay Memorial Hospital on the
island of Twillingate, Newfoundland.
Practicing a form of frontier medicine, the
young doctor was soon treating
everything from emergency
appendectomies to pregnancies. By boat,
dog sled, and snow shoes, he traveled to
treat people unable or unwilling to come
to the hostipal. Much of this book is take
from excerpts in Dr. Ecke's journal. With
humor and compassion he describes how
he cared fo the poverty stricken fishing
families, some of who paid only 40 cents
per year per person for mediacl coverage.
Paperback. 334 pages.
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