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Doc: True Tales of Mishaps, Emergencies, and…

Doc: True Tales of Mishaps, Emergencies, and Miracles from a Montana…

by R.E. Losee M.D.

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DOC is an engaging memoir from Ron Losee, a Yale Medical School graduate who, in 1949, headed west with his wife, Olive, and their two-year-old daughter to find a place to settle down and practice medicine. The four hundred townspeople of Ennis, Montana, needed a doctor, and Ronald E. Losee, M.D., became Doc. Losee's patients are a broad array of characters. Townspeople, cattle ranchers and migrant workers, miners and fly fishermen, new mothers and old folks--each, in his or her own way, preserving an American way of life that is rapidly vanishing. With them, Losee learns from his failures and rejoices in his triumphs. He stays up all night before each delivery, worrying through every possibility of disaster; performs appendectomies on a rickety operating-room table; repairs fractured tibiae; and even amputates a leg with a common hacksaw. Eventually, his yearning for knowledge propels him into a two-year stint at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal for an orthopedic residency. He returns to Montana a specialist, and so begins the orthopedic work that gains him, in his middle years, international recognition as a pioneer and important contributor to the understanding of the trick knee, and developer of an early operative procedure to remedy this, the Losee Operation.?… (more)

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