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For more than four decades, surgeon and educator Glenn Geelhoed has taken medical missions to the poorest parts of the globe to treat patients at no cost and train locals to dispense care. Drawn from indelible memories, personal papers, and Geelhoed's daily journals, Gifts from the Poor takes readers along on his journey. Whether he is stitching wounds, delivering babies, mentoring younger colleagues, or challenging destructive cultural practices, Geelhoed constantly discovers the power and dignity of each individual.
Table of Contents
|This Little Light of Mine||p. 7|
|One Small Room in a Giant Mansion||p. 13|
|Imagination and Organization||p. 25|
|Beyond ˘Medical Center Civilization÷||p. 35|
|˘Just Keep Operating and Learning÷||p. 45|
|Around Barriers and Over Bridges||p. 57|
|Riding More than One Horse||p. 71|
|The Year of Fulbrightness||p. 81|
|The Gift of Deprivation||p. 97|
|From Suffering, the Gift of Strength||p. 109|
|Cultures, Consonants and Vowels||p. 123|
|Bricking Up the Leper Door||p. 139|
|The Hunter-Gatherer and The Runner||p. 155|
|Humility in Health Care||p. 179|
|Hither by Thy Help||p. 191|
|Giving Back||p. 227|
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