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A Doctor of Sorts: In Peace and in War - V.J. Downie

Leo Cooper, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.

From the cover: “The author makes no apology for the anecdotal style of his memoirs. As he rightly says, a raconteur is not obliged to spin his yarns in chronological order. Certainly it has structure; one would expect no less from a surgeon, a calling which demands both skill and critical attention to detail. Certainly it reveals that the author is a brilliant raconteur: the story of the man with a poker up his backside must be an odds on favourite in any future anthology of medical anecdotes. Certainly it shows him as a man of deep and often, one suspects, self-disturbing compassion, as is more than evident in his harrowing account of the crossing of the River Rapido under the grim shadow of Monte Cassino and the fury of the German guns.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½". 7.50 pages.