Doc by R. E. Losee M. D.

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"LIVELY, EARTHY, AND REFRESHINGLY CANDID . . . Losee is the family doctor you wish you had in your community."
--Library Journal
In 1949, Ron Losee, a young Yale Medical School graduate, headed west with his wife and small daughter to begin the practice of medicine. They settled in Ennis, Montana, in a log cabin that also became their office and lab. Patients made themselves at home in the living room. One small bag held all their medical equipment. It was a proud moment when a patient first called Losee "Doc." His fee on that occasion was three dollars.
In robust, freewheeling prose, Doc Losee--now internationally known for his work in orthopedic surgery--shares nearly half a century of dedicated doctoring, evoking the rich flavor of Montana and the dramatic dilemmas that never cease to haunt the country doctor. Exhilarating and entertaining, DOC is a moving reminder of what people--doctors and patients--can be and do. It's the perfect cure for what ails us.
"[Losee] charges each incident with enough drama to draw the reader in. . . . The humor shines right through. . . . Get this guy to a biochemist and have him cloned. . . . As a physician we could use a few more thousand just like him."
--Kirkus Reviews

About R. E. Losee M. D.

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R. E. LOSEE, M.D. has been practicing medicine since the 1940s. He has written articles for professional medical journals, including the "Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery" and "Clinical Orthopaedics," "Doc" still lives in Ennis, Montana--and he still drives that marvelous jeep in which he first drove from New York State to the West.
Published October 1, 1994 by The Lyons Press. 236 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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 Disarming tales from a frontier doctor, an appealing old coot who actually considers himself a mere mortal.

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These memoirs of a 74-year-old, Yale Medical School-trained doctor who for 45 years treated the people of Ennis, a remote Montana village, combine compassion with pragmatism, humor and captivating sto

Oct 03 1994 | Read Full Review of Doc


I found myself wondering about Losee's deep urge to go West and the effect that his fierce commitment to medicine had on his family.

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