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A Wilder Life: Journey of an Adventuring Doctor

A Wilder Life: Journey of an Adventuring Doctor (Paperback)

By Louwrens, Joan

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Dr Joan Louwrens has always been drawn to wild places, which are balm to her soul. When her husband died, leaving her alone with two small daughters to raise, she threw herself wholeheartedly into 'adventure medicine', seeking out the world's most remote corners - on land and at ...sea - to practise healing, both her own and others. Working in wild places from the Kruger Park to the Australian Outback, the Atlantic Ocean islands, and both the south and north poles, 'Doctor Joan' dealt with a vast range of medical issues, from rabies to deep-vein thrombosis, childbirth to wisdom-tooth extraction, catatonia to depression. Showing an eagerness to learn and a humility that aren't always a given in her profession, and with a wry eye and a sympathetic outlook, Joan Louwrens has written a memoir that's a poignant and often funny story of a life lived to the full.
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ISBN 9781776191123
Released NZ 11 Jun 2021
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781776191123
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Released 11 Jun 2021
Publication Country South Africa South Africa
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Louwrens, Joan
Category Biography & Autobiography
Medicine: General Issues
Number of Pages 260
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 610.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Medicine
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade