Sorry To Bother You, Doctor by Shirley Ferguson

Sorry To Bother You, Doctor by Shirley Ferguson

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Retired GP Shirley Ferguson practised in Wellington from the 1960s through to the 1990s, and treated a remarkable cross-section of ages and social backgrounds. One story follows another, some very funny, some heart-wrenchingly sad, and told with affection and the insights afforded her by people under stress. She found most of her patients grateful and surprisingly diffident. Patients in quite dire straits could still say to her, `Sorry to bother you, doctor', not wanting to impose although they were in urgent need. Without preaching she shows, in so many of her cases, how illnesses and attitudes leading to illness have their genesis in early childhood. Little has changed as surveys continue to indicate that low income, poor housing and poor diet increase the incidence of respiratory illness and anaemia, particularly in children and elderly. About the author Shirley Ferguson grew up in England and met and married her New Zealand husband, a Wellington urologist, before coming out to what she thought of as a very distant country. This 2000 Cape Catley Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 9780908561803 SKU: 919289 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.