Bag Balm and Duct Tape

by Beach Conger M.D. | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0449217930 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 8/17/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, August 17, 2013
Book Description
Release date: September 30, 1989
When young Dr. Beach Conger accepted a hospital appointment in rural Vermont, it was a mail-order marriage without either party seeing the other.
He envisioned living out the rest of his days splitting wood, healing the sick, and being adored as a kindly country doctor. His new patients figured they had their work cut out for them, breaking in this whippersnapper M.D. from Berkeley, California.
Beach Conger's tale of his training in the art of country doctoring is a joy. Listen in on the hilarious consultations as he finds a cure for vitaminia, induces laconic Vermonters to talk about "private" problems, and even reconstructs the formula for the "Green Pills" his predecessor invented. He especially brings home that most basic consideration -- the need for every doctor to be supervised by a responsible person, i.e., a nurse.

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, October 21, 2013
Overall, this was fun. Some passages were somewhat dull, while others had me laughing out loud. I'd expected a more traditional memoir, but this one clearly includes fictionalized/exaggerated characters and conversations. One does, however, get a feel for the life of a country doctor. Recommended for a light read.

Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (10/22/2013 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Traveling in the Medicine Chest IV bookbox. Hope it finds another reader!

Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, December 21, 2013
Taken from quietorchid's Medicine Chest IV - sounds like fun!

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