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People Like Us Can't: From bricklayer to nurse to doctor in post-war Scotland Volume 1: Memoirs of a Brickie From Blantyre Paperback – July 8, 2015
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About the Author
Dr James Graham is retired general practitioner who came to medicine by an unusual route. Leaving school with no qualifications he served a bricklaying apprenticeship then came into conflict with authority because of his objection to war and preparation for it on the grounds of conscience. This led to nursing training, promotion and general educational studies to get university entrance. He qualified as a doctor aged thirty-four.
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His antiwar stance in his late teens led to conflict with the authorities leading him into nursing. His dream of becoming a doctor never faded and he studied to gain university entrance qualifications while undergoing nursing training.
It is well written in short sections with copious anecdotes, some sad, some happy and many amusing. I recommend this book to all young people who are contemplating studying but are unsure of themselves and to all parents and teachers who are in a position to encourage (or discourage) young people in their care.