Gifts from the Poor : What the World's Patients Taught One Doctor about Healing

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-01
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Llc
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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

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Forewordp. 3
This Little Light of Minep. 7
One Small Room in a Giant Mansionp. 13
Imagination and Organizationp. 25
Beyond ˘Medical Center Civilization÷p. 35
˘Just Keep Operating and Learning÷p. 45
Around Barriers and Over Bridgesp. 57
Riding More than One Horsep. 71
The Year of Fulbrightnessp. 81
The Gift of Deprivationp. 97
From Suffering, the Gift of Strengthp. 109
Cultures, Consonants and Vowelsp. 123
Bricking Up the Leper Doorp. 139
The Hunter-Gatherer and The Runnerp. 155
Humility in Health Carep. 179
Hither by Thy Helpp. 191
Transformationp. 207
Giving Backp. 227
Derwoodp. 249
Acknowledgmentsp. 259
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