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The Dressing Station By Jonathan Kaplan

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Winner of the Alan Paton Award and the South African Booksellers Choice Award

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The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan

Winner of the Alan Paton Award and the South African Booksellers Choice Award

Jonathan Kaplan has been a hospital surgeon, a flying doctor, a ship's medical officer and a battlefield surgeon. He has worked in places as diverse as Burma, Kurdistan, America, Mozambique, England and Eritrea. The Dressing Station presents a vivid, moving account of the varied faces of medicine he has encountered. In a mixture of reportage, confession and exposition Kaplan talks about the practice of medicine and of its shortcomings, because medicine is not always benign or balanced. At its extremes it is a process of treating the casualties, for life is a war, and being a doctor is serving in that war.

'His account is born of two talents: to save lives and to bear witness. The result is a unique mixture of biography and reportage, both personal and clinical' Time Magazine

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About Jonathan Kaplan


Jonathan Kaplan is a travelling journalist, documentary film-maker and medical vagabond. His first book The Dressing Station introduced his work as an air ambulance doctor, battlefield surgeon and ship's medical officer. He continues to take periodic assignments as a volunteer surgeon in war zones amidst part-time hospital posts, film-making, acadamic teaching, working as a photographer and advisor on medical TV dramas.

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GOR009829068
The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
Jonathan Kaplan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2014-07-31
416
1447275837
9781447275831
N/A
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