Coming to Texas

Coming to Texas

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A young Scottish doctor looks back on the unforgettable characters who became his patients in East Texas. Qualified as a doctor only 18 months before, he leaves the security of his medical school, his hospital and his heritage to start a single-handed rural practice in the wilds of Texasa€”his only resources: his ex-flight attendant, pregnant wife and their year-old baby. They exchanged their city sophistication for a rustic life, their temperate climate for the appalling heat and humidity of Texas, and their culture and language for a behavior and speech based on one of America's last frontiers. Deceived by those who invited them to American and left briefly penniless; befriended by a nearby village without medical help and miles from a hospital, they cared for their new patients, covering, in an old Ford with a hole in the floor, a house-call area larger than New Hampshire and Rhode Island combined. Like their patients, they survived. Because they had each other.Ia#39;m here to offer to put you into a nice new 1960 Chevrolet and to arrange a deferred payment thata#39;ll wait until youa#39;ve got your feet on the ground. ... a€œThata#39;s a genuine 45, 000 miles on the clock and Ia#39;ll throw in new rubber floor mats, a€ he said.

Title:Coming to Texas
Author:Eric Anderson
Publisher:iUniverse - 2000-09-01


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