Book by Betts, Anthony...
|Title||:||Green Wood and Chloroform: How a Young English Doctor Settled in Rural Maine|
|Publisher||:||Down East Books March 1, 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||251 pages|
|File Size||:||878 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Green Wood and Chloroform: How a Young English Doctor Settled in Rural Maine Reviews
As a former Maine resident it is a bit hard to recall the social conditions in the remote parts of Aroostock County when I was a young man. Dr. Bett's recollection of delivering babies on the floor of remote houses with nothing to cover the area but newspapers and the assistance of mothers, sisters or aunts is indeed striking. And his $25 dollar fee shows the changes in finance not only from the rural parts of the state but in the past half century. When he moved south to our area (outside Waterville) the setting becomes more familiar and the conditions more understandable. People like to recollect and this was a pleasant journey to a familiar place with some familiar faces showing up now and then.
simple and sweet story of Outback Maine veterinarian
Entertaining but not riveting
A delightful read about rural medicine and Maine - Dr Betts is a charming and self-effacing writer - and tells a good story!