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- DescriptionWith a Foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the bestseller In the Heart of the Sea p style= class= MsoNormal If you need an appendectomy, he can do it with a stone scalpel he carved himself. If you have a condition nobody can diagnose- &ldquocreeping eruption perhaps- he can identify what it is, and treat it. A baby with toe-tourniquet syndrome, a human leg that's washed ashore, a horse with Lyme disease, a narcoleptic falling face-first in the street, a hermit living underground- hardly anything is off-limits for Dr. Timothy J. Lepore. p style= text-indent: 0.5in class= MsoNormal This is the spirited, true story of a colourful, contrarian doctor on the world-famous island of Nantucket. Thirty miles out to sea, in a strikingly offbeat place known for wealthy summer people but also home to independent-minded, idiosyncratic year-rounders, Lepore holds the life of the island, often quite literally, in his hands. He's surgeon, medical examiner, football team doctor, tick expert, unofficial psychologist, accidental homicide detective, occasional veterinarian. When crisis strikes, he's deeply involved. p style= text-indent: 0.5in class= MsoNormal He's treated Jimmy Buffett, Chris Matthews, and various Kennedy relatives, but he makes house calls for anyone and lets people pay him nothing- or anything: oatmeal raisin cookies, a weather-beaten .44 Magnum, a picture of a Nepalese shaman. p style= text-indent: 0.5in class= MsoNormal Lepore can be controversial and contradictory, espousing conservative views while performing abortions and giving patients marijuana cookies. He has unusual hobbies: he's a gun fanatic, roadkill collector, and concocter of pastimes like knitting dog-hair sweaters. p style= text-indent: 0.5in class= MsoNormal Ultimately, Island Practice is about a doctor utterly essential to a community at a time when medicine is increasingly money-driven and impersonal. Can he remain a maverick even as a healthcare chain subsumes his hospital? Every community has- or, some would say, needs- a Doctor Lepore, and his island's drive to retain individuality in a cookie-cutter world is echoed across the country.
- Author BiographyPam Belluck has been a staff writer for the New York Times for more than fifteen years, during which she has written about everything from cattle rustling to embryo adoption, reported from places as diverse as Medellin, Colombia, and Seongham, South Korea. She served for more than a decade as national bureau chief, covering some of the biggest stories for the paper. She is currently a health and medical writer for the Times. She has won several awards, a Knight Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship.
- Author(s)Pam Belluck
- PublisherINGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
- Date of Publication30/05/2013
- GenreAutobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2013
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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