Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan had no idea of the life that awaited him when he began his medical practice in Baddeck, Cape Breton, in 1928. At that time it was more common for doctors to travel to their patients. As a result, navigating the rural landscape was often more difficult for these doctors than providing diagnoses.In Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor, MacMillan relates over forty years of his memories and experiences as a travelling physician with warmth, wit, and a genuine love for the life he lived. He shares stories about his patients, his family, the beloved horses that carried him from home to home, the Maritimes' fickle weather, and the people that helped him through it.
The stories span over a century, and highlight MacMillan's own experiences as well as the recollections of the people he cared for until his retirement from medical practice. Entertaining and heartwarming, Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor is a classic of the genre.
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Foreword by Senator The Hon. Henry D. Hicks, C.C. Q.C. More than any other region in North America, Cape Breton retains its Scottish heritage and character. In this lively tradition, stories are spun with delicate expertise, warmth and originality, and few rural GPs could tell of their experiences with more colour and charm than Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan. Dr. MacMillan began his practice as a country doctor in 1928, serving the area around Baddeck, Cape Breton Island for 40 years. The events of which he writes cover a time span of more than 100 years, most of them based on his own experiences, some of them on the recollections of his oldest patients and friends. Small gift sticker to ffep. A clean bright book in an illustrated wrap-around dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Alan Daniel. Bookseller Inventory # B1914About the Author:
Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan was born in 1903 at Goldboro in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. He was educated at Sydney Academy, Acadia University, and Dalhousie University, and started his medical practice in 1928. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association and the Nova Scotia Medical Association, and in 1972 was elected to the Order of Canada. From 1949 to 1967 he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia. He died in 1978.
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