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Record Nr.

UNINA9910452189703321

Autore

Smith Linnea

Titolo

La doctora [[electronic resource] ] : the journal of an American doctor practicing medicine on the Amazon River / / Linnea Smith

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Duluth, Minn., : Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, c1999

ISBN

0-8166-9540-7

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (266 p.)

Disciplina

610/.92

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Soggetti

Physicians - Amazon River Region

Tropical medicine - Amazon River Region

Indians of South America - Medical care - Amazon River Region

Electronic books.

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Description based upon print version of record.

Nota di contenuto

Table of Contents; 1 ""My Wife Can't Have Her Baby!""; Leap into the Unknown; Life on the Amazon; Jungle Doctor; Clinic Expansion; More Jungle Medicine; The End of the Beginning

Sommario/riassunto

In 1990, Dr. Linnea Smith went to Peru on an ecotourism vacation. She was so moved that she abandoned her thriving medical practice in Wisconsin to serve the Yagua Indians in the deepest part of the Amazon rainforest of Peru--alone.Taken straight from the pages of Dr. Smith's 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 advent