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5.0 out of 5 stars A serious look at the life of a man who gave of himself to others, 18 Feb 2014
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This is a serious work; the autobiography of a Glasgow doctor which takes us on a journey from his childhood in the 1890s until his death in the early 1970s. The story is in four parts. (1) His middle class childhood until he graduates as a doctor. (2) His service in the army at Gallipoli during the First World war, where he is awarded the Military Cross for bravery, thence to further active service against the Turks in what is now Iraq and surrounding countries. (3) His setting up after the war as a G.P. in what was then the very poor Govan area of Glasgow and the service he provides for the people there over his lifetime. (4) His life after WW2 with observations on the establishment of the National Health Service after the Second World war (with some criticisms), and some reminiscences on the changes and advances in medical practices, treatments and the development of drugs which have transformed so many people's lives. He finishes with some personal observations on changes which have taken place in our (modern) society and also some comments on his personal spiritual faith, expressing some doubts which have remained with him throughout his life.
I condemn Amazon for their pathetic attempts to reproduce maps in this book.
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