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The Hand on My Scalpel: Humorous & Heartbreaking Stories from a Jungle Operating Room David C. Thompson

The Hand on My Scalpel: Humorous & Heartbreaking Stories from a Jungle Operating Room

David C. Thompson

Published
ISBN : 9780875099323
Paperback
167 pages
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 About the Book 

The life and ministry of Dr. David Thompson could easily be the stuff of which fiction books are made. Davids father, an abused and orphaned child, grew up to be a missionary in Southeast Asia. There, Davids parents were murdered by Viet CongMoreThe life and ministry of Dr. David Thompson could easily be the stuff of which fiction books are made. Davids father, an abused and orphaned child, grew up to be a missionary in Southeast Asia. There, Davids parents were murdered by Viet Cong rebels. His father-in-law was kidnapped and marched into the jungle, never to be heard from again, and his mother-in-law spent time in the Hanoi Hilton, but was finally released.In 1977, David and Becki arrived at an isolated jungle post in Bongolo, Gabon, West Africa. Since then, he has performed more than 6,000 operations, at least one-third of which were initially out of his area of expertise and training.This book is not just about surgery, its about Gods ability to enable, guide, protect and teach His children who find themselves in difficult circumstances. And its also about humor, adds David. So much of what we do is really quite funny when viewed from Gods perspective (and the readers too).