Physician's Eye

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Many medical men, like Chekhov and Somerset Maugham, observe their fellow men with what the author, a doctor, calls a physician's eye: the ability to observe objectively without much sentimentality. Doctor Naish's observations are collected into chapters entitled My Mother and her Beloved Anglesey Landscape; Some Memories of Youth; Learning Medicine; The Sea; Beyond the Western World; and Medical Toil and the Healing Earth. Memories of the Hebrides, two World Wars, prep school and Cambridge, service in the Royal Navy during WWII as medical officer, sojourns in Asia and Africa, and the medical profession itself are recalled in clear and vivid language.

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