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Unforgiving Tides

The True Story of a Young Doctor's Encounters with Mud, Medicine and Magic on a Remote South Pacific Island

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Unforgiving Tides by Ross Pennie
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This is the creative retelling of Dr. Ross Pennie's true adventures as a medical volunteer on a remote South Pacific island. At 25, Pennie is fresh out of medical school when he heads for Papua New Guinea. As Pennie recalls: "It was an uneventful stay, except...I faced amputating a young woman's leg with a hacksaw; I performed my first-ever appendectomy during an earthquake, the hospital was turned into a temporary tavern to treat alcohol-poisoning victims...I developed milk formula that saved the lives of scores of malnourished children; I grappled with culture shock and indifference to my efforts; and I encountered a life-altering crisis of confidence that left me questioning why I'd ever gone to Papua New Guinea in the first place". "The Unforgiving Tides" is a testament to the strength of the human spirit -- and the limits of modern medicine.

Author Biography

Ross Pennie is a professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, and a practising physician at Brant Community Health System. He is also a nationally renowned expert specialist in the treatment of infectious diseases.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2004
Author
Pages
192
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
Manor House Publishing Inc
Dimensions
230x155x20
ISBN-13
9780973647709
Product ID
2248145

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