The reader will be impressed by the dedication of the doctors to their patients and communities. The important roles of these dedicated men and women of medicine in Kentucky life shows clearly on the pages of this delightful book. Allnutt, M. Readers will realize that the narrators from Tales From Kentucky Doctors are a vanishing breed.
Robert W. Robertson Jr. Loren J. Ledford of Ashland agrees. Elisabeth Beattie -- Louisville Courier-Journal. This book abounds with interesting and amusing anecdotes about life in rural Kentucky. For those of us who grew up during these times, it brings back fond memories of good times and bad.
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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The nearly humorous, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic accounts presented in William Lynwood Montell's latest book, Tales from Kentucky Doctors, offer an unusual perspective on the culture and tradition of Kentucky health-care practice. From the laughable to the laudable, Tales from Kentucky Doctors present illuminating portraits of doctors and patients, drawing stor The nearly humorous, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic accounts presented in William Lynwood Montell's latest book, Tales from Kentucky Doctors, offer an unusual perspective on the culture and tradition of Kentucky health-care practice.
From the laughable to the laudable, Tales from Kentucky Doctors present illuminating portraits of doctors and patients, drawing stories from physicians with lifetimes of experience serving Kentucky families. In chapter 2, doctors recall the successes and failures that shaped their early careers. For Dr.
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Baretta R. Casey of Hazard, becoming a doctor was a difficult journey. Already married and with a child, Casey enrolled in college at age thirty, later completed medical school, and began a successful career as a family practitioner in the s. Though patient visitations and doctors' prescriptions are recorded on account ledgers, personal relationships and memories are not part of medical records. The section "Personal Practice" gives a glimpse of the intimate relationships doctors form with their communities. Tyler says in one story.
For many towns, family physicians were heroes.
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James S. Brashear relates the challenges of practicing in Central City, a coal mining town, recalling an incident in which he saved the lives of two miners. Handed down to Montell in the oral tradition, the tales presented in this collection represent every part of the state.
Personal experiences, humorous anecdotes, and local legends make it a fascinating panorama of Kentucky physicians and of the communities they served.
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Sort order. May 31, Becky rated it it was ok. I really wanted to like this book but sadly I did not even finish it.
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It is based on transcribed recordings of different KY physicians over the years. Because of this some of the tales were short and choppy. Some scripts were of poor quality. I did not feel like this book added value to the reputation and skill of KY doctors. Aug 02, Chinook marked it as to-read Shelves: 1-kindle.
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