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Surgeon Stories: Fiction (Paperback)

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Daly Walker's Surgeon Stories is a book of the body, and the physician, particularly the surgeon, is the shaman of the body. For many of us, the physician-surgeon has been the body's personal champion and sometimes savior in the face of disease, accident, aging, human violence, and war. While most of these categories of threat are inevitably faced by all of us, war is the ultimate ogre, and its ravages dwarf and challenge even the most skilled physician.

Himself both a surgeon and a Vietnam veteran, Daly Walker has created an artful collection that compels us to consider the power of war as it slices through both the body and the sense of self. His two bookend stories spotlight the failure of generation after generation to end wars, but they also illumine the ability of the shaman, while flawed like every human, to open wide the doors of compassion.

If you like stories where the line between life and death is as thin as a surgeon's scalpel, then you'll love Daly Walker's meditative stories about the practice of medicine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781951479459
ISBN-10: 1951479459
Publisher: Grand Canyon Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2021
Pages: 228
Language: English

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