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Author Name:    OLDS, John, Dr.). SAUNDERS, Gary L. SAUNDERS, Gary L. LAWTON, Louis E., foreword

Title:   Doctor Olds of Twillingate : Portrait of an American Surgeon in Newfoundland. 3rd pr.

Publisher:    Breakwater, St. John's, 1997, ISBN:1550810928 

Seller ID:   58816

(OLDS, John, Dr.). SAUNDERS, Gary L. Doctor Olds of Twillingate : Portrait of an American Surgeon in Newfoundland. (St. John's) : Breakwater, (1997). Third Printing. Pp (7), viii-xix, (3), 23-363, (5) + 16 pp of plates. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Foreword by Louis E. Lawton, m.d., c.m., Introduction by David D. Olds, m.d. "John Olds grew up in Connecticut, sailed on Long Island Sound, played polo for Yale and went to medical school at Johns Hopkins. As a third year medical s tudent he went on a summer's adventure to an unheard of hospital in the equally obscure town of Twillingate in Newfoundland, at that time Great Britain's oldest colony. The summer's experience was offered to Hopkins students, as an elective, to s h o w them medicine as practiced outside the metropolitan centers. It also gave them more hands-on experience than medical school could offer to a junior student. Most came for the summer and then relegated to memory their novel experience with th e ho spitable, gentle people, the chance to do deliveries and appendectomies, and the rustic maritime beauty of the place. (John Olds) liked it so well that upon graduation in 1932 he returned, bringing (his wife), whom he had met there in 1930 as a Hop kins nursing student. They decided to stay a year; the year turned into their lifetimes." - from the introductionby David D. Olds. Previous owner's gift inscription to the ffep AND rfep, else vg. 10.00


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