Black Bag Moon: Doctors' Tales from Dusk to Dawn is filled with inspiring, educational, entertaining and often quirky tales. Based on a series of interviews conducted with general practitioners across the globe, the book creatively presents myriad aspects of clinical practice. Each fictionalised story illustrates various themes in the human condition, whilst simultaneously highlighting the struggles and achievements of both patients and doctors. This insightful collection offers stimulating reading for all healthcare professionals and general readers alike, who will appreciate the honest, often moving scenes which effortlessly unfold in each chapter.
Foreword. About the author. Black bag moon. Get on with it. Whitefella dreaming 1. 'I'm back.' Samurai swords and tongue lashings. Fried brains and the Polish corpse. Pieces of eight from Graham, Joseph, Herman, Ian and Errol. Hot diplomats and black-booted gazelles. Whoople the cadger. Forty years of dust and spit. 'About the size of a potato, doctor.' Mining families. Knives and old lace. Whitefella dreaming 2. An English Christmas. It comes by air. A farmer's demons and Hughie's angels. Boorish geese and car horns. Locked up in chains. The teaberry patch in Doctors Bog. Putting down pooch. Gimme that old-time religion. A lot of water flowing. Mr Wallinsky. Whitefella dreaming 3. Pursued. Snakebite! The virgin and the roadster. Sued. Bibliography.