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La Doctora Linnea Smith

La Doctora

Linnea Smith

Published
ISBN : 9781570251405
Paperback
238 pages
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 About the Book 

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.MoreThis 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 days journey away from the closest hospital. Taken straight from the pages of Dr. Smiths 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 persons power to make a lasting difference.