Book Review of
Doc: True Tales of Mishaps, Emergencies, and Miracles from a Montana Physician
The four hundred townspeople of Ennis, Montana needed a doctor and Ronald E. Losee, MD, became “Doc.” Learning from his failures and rejoicing in his triumphs, he performed appendectomies on a rickety operating-room table, repaired fractured tibiae, and even amputated a leg with a hacksaw. After a two year stint at t he Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Losee returned to Montana to begin the pioneering work that gained him an international reputation. This moving account of his time there evokes both the feel of small-town life and the pioneering spirit of the West.
I was in a doctor office and had finished my book that I had brought. And shamefully, I had forgotten to bring a back up. So like a modern day champ, I went to my kindle on my phone and browsed what mom had on there. Doc caught my eye, so I started to read it.
It took a while to finish it. I enjoyed the stories in it as they were unique and taught me different things about the medical from over a century ago. I am glad I read it, but it wasn’t well written. It was a little sparatic and could have been changed to be better. If you are looking for books about what doctors used to go through years ago, you can and should look into this book. But be warned, it is not the best book out there.