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La Doctora: The Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine on the Amazon River

Linnea Smith

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ISBN 10: 1570251401 / ISBN 13: 9781570251405
Published by Pfeifer-Hamilton Pubs, 1998
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Title: La Doctora: The Journal of an American ...

Publisher: Pfeifer-Hamilton Pubs

Publication Date: 1998

Book Condition:Good

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This doctor still makes house calls. In 1990, Dr. Linnea Smith went on vacation. The result? She abandoned a thriving medical practice in Wisconsin to serve the Yagua Indians in the deepest part of the Amazon rainforest of Peru alone. Today, Dr. Smith routinely hears the midnight cry of "Doctora!" from patients facing life-and-death emergencies. Accompany her on house calls where the unknown often awaits. Observe how she treats exotic diseases, alligator bites and complicated births almost a day's journey away from the closest hospital. Taken straight from the pages of Dr. Smith's journal, La Doctora offers readers a rare glimpse into the suspense and drama of practicing medicine in a culture far removed from the sophisticated supplies and supports of 20th-century medicine. Learn how Dr. Smith evolved from a "strange white woman" to an adopted member of the indigenous community. Her story of adventure, self-discovery and service creates an inspirational testimonial to one person's power to make a lasting difference.

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Linnea Smith, a native of Wisconsin, entered medical school at age 30. After graduating and receiving board certification in Internal Medicine, she joined a small medical group in rural Wisconsin. She left that practice in 1990 to set up a remote jungle clinic on the banks of the Amazon River, three hours down river from Iquitos, Peru.

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