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Snowshoe and Lancet

Robert Skidmore Ecke

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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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