Call the Doctor: A Country GP Between the Wars, Tales of Courage, Hardship and Hope by Ronald White-Cooper

Call the Doctor: A Country GP Between the Wars, Tales of Courage, Hardship and Hope by Ronald White-Cooper

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For fans of Call the Midwife and Nurse On Call, comes a funny, poignant account of life as a Devon country doctor.

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Ronald White-Cooper may have worked as a doctor in London's slums and tended to badly wounded men on the Western Front, but when he arrived in Dartmouth in 1920 to set up as a GP he found himself facing some unique challenges. From the normally reliable midwife convinced she was being haunted to the retired colonel suffering mysterious fits, from the farmer who insisted rubbing in Bovril had cured his bad back to the young girl dying of tuberculosis, all his medical skills were put to the test. Ronald initially he did his rounds on horseback but gradually the world changed, bringing not just cars but innovations like antibiotics which were to change medicine for ever. Over the years Ronald became a much-loved part of the community, often helping those who could not afford to pay him, and is remembered fondly to this day. Full of wonderful characters, written with warmth and humour, Call the Doctor brilliantly evokes a bygone age.

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SKU GOR005686405
Title Call the Doctor: A Country GP Between the Wars, Tales of Courage, Hardship and Hope
Author By (author) Ronald White-Cooper
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1447252128
ISBN 13 9781447252122
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

Ronald White-Cooper may have worked as a doctor in London's slums and tended to badly wounded men on the Western Front, but when he arrived in Dartmouth in 1920 to set up as a GP he found himself facing some unique challenges. From the normally reliable midwife convinced she was being haunted to the retired colonel suffering mysterious fits, from the farmer who insisted rubbing in Bovril had cured his bad back to the young girl dying of tuberculosis, all his medical skills were put to the test. Ronald initially he did his rounds on horseback but gradually the world changed, bringing not just cars but innovations like antibiotics which were to change medicine for ever. Over the years Ronald became a much-loved part of the community, often helping those who could not afford to pay him, and is remembered fondly to this day. Full of wonderful characters, written with warmth and humour, Call the Doctor brilliantly evokes a bygone age.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005686405
Title Call the Doctor: A Country GP Between the Wars, Tales of Courage, Hardship and Hope
Author By (author) Ronald White-Cooper
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1447252128
ISBN 13 9781447252122
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.