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Bag Balm and Duct Tape: Tales of a Vermont Doctor Hardcover – Large Print, February, 1989

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In one of the author's asides to "Serious Reader" that dot this irreverent diary of a modern country doctor, we learn that "of all the diseases a physician may contract in the line of duty, by far the most dangerous is seriosity." That danger is remote for Conger, who after a period of "finding" himself in the Berkeley ambiance of the '60s, transplanted himself, his new second wife and their daughter to the little town of Dumster, Vt, where he envisioned a life of relative peace. Instead, as successor to a much-loved and canny old general practitioner, he began a learning process under the guidance of his patients, who taught him to be the doctor they wanted. In an engaging blend of rustic wisdom and big-city know-how, Conger demonstrates the management of his patients and their ailments, real and imagined. His rapport with them is such that he notes with the gently self-mocking humor that permeates his narrative, "although they know I am a misfit, they don't throw it up at me."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Lrg edition (February 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896212254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896212251
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,106,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great book! We enjoyed it very much. For a used book, it was in very good condition, we shared it with our doctor. We live in bush Alaska (off the road system), you would be amazed at what we use Duct Tape for.
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By A Customer on January 28, 2003
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Truly enjoyed this book. As a Nurse and a Vermonter I found this book to be so true of the Vermont I know and our blessed health care providers. I recommend it to anyone beginning their career in health care.
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Being a retired rual area registered nurse, I appreciate the humor.
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By Kate on April 14, 2015
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This book is a sentimental favorite as it was written by my mother's cousin. I anticipate it being a good read as the stories are based on fact and personal experience.
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Easy to read!
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