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This is a sincere, unvarnished tale of the experiences of a doctor who has grown up with the lumbering country of the upper Michigan peninsula, has seen the lumber go and new times come, and all the way through has cared for and lived with his people. Brought up in the family of a physician, he early learned to admire and respect his father and, through him, the calling which he represented. The book has its laughs and its tears, and often they are close together, just as they are in life. It has its grim aspects too, and in places the author indulges in mysticism, at which point he comes nearest to spoiling his book. However, as the introduction by Logan Clendening points out, doctor talk is the best talk there is, and this is good doctor talk. If a patient or two could pick it up from the
Doctor of the North Country. JAMA. 1936;106(24):2097-2098. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770240061037