qAfter the war, Dr. Mitchell established his medical practice in Marshall, where, he observes, he was among sixteen physicians in a rural county with a population of less than twenty thousand people. Within twenty-five years, the number of doctors had dropped to only four. In this memoir, Dr. Mitchell conveys his unwillingness to just sit by and watch the health needs of his community increase while medical and other services decline. He, instead, became a community activist, representing rural concerns to the state medical society, organizing the first emergency medical technician teams in the county, masterminding the planning of a regional medical center, campaigning successfully for improved highway safety, and spurring the extension of reliable telephone service throughout his area.q qAs Dr. Mitchell recounts the house calls, farm accidents, emergency surgeries, and family counseling that comprised the life of this country doctor, he offers the keen insights of a clinician trained to look beyond what others only see. Still a practicing physician, Dr. Mitchell ably comprehends the values of the people he has treated and marks the transition from post-World War I medicine to high-tech healing.q--BOOK JACKET.A flat tire meant crawling under the vehicle to place the hand jack under the axle. Danny never ... The tire repair kit included a small round piece of metal with holes punched through, making for a rough surface on one side like a rasp. The toolanbsp;...
|Author||:||George T. Mitchell|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 1994|