Healing the WoundsBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39210.660382.59 (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1061
- James Curran, GP locum, Glasgow
David Hilfiker wrote Healing the Wounds in 1982; it is based on his experience of working in rural medicine in the 1970s in Grand Marais, a small town in Minnesota, USA, whose population in the summer months is supplemented by an influx of tourists. The book largely consists of a collection of anecdotal descriptions of semi fictionalised cases of patients he treated.
From the description so far, and a familiarity with the sort of autobiographical books doctors tend to write, one could expect a …