A Country Doctor Writes: CONDITIONS – Diseases and Other Life Circumstances is the first in a series of books based on my blog. It is available as a paperback and as a Kindle eBook. Here’s the blurb about it on Amazon:

“A hundred short essays on diagnoses made, missed or just encountered and some of the human circumstances, destinies, tragedies and victories a country doctor has encountered during 40 years in Family Medicine.

Based on his blog A Country Doctor Writes, these vignettes by Swedish born physician Hans Duvefelt range from Alexithymia to what doctors call Zebras, exotic conditions they always look for but usually never encounter.

From delivering babies to attending timely and untimely deaths, they touch on every stage of life. Some pieces describe overlooked diseases and disease mechanisms and some describe heart rending life circumstances caused by both rare and common diseases.

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The second book in the series, A Country Doctor Writes: IN PRACTICE – Starting, Growing and Staying in the Medical Profession, is written more specifically for a medical audience. The Amazon description is:

“A hundred short essays on what it is like and what it takes to become and remain a physician and the challenges and and victories a country doctor has encountered during 40 years in Family Medicine. Based on his blog A Country Doctor Writes, these vignettes by Swedish born physician Hans Duvefelt range from his first day of Medical School to accepting a senior colleague’s decision to give up medicine for good. From the concept of Apostolic Medicine to his analysis of the causes and cures of the burnout epidemic, these essays paint a firsthand, deep and nuanced picture of a lifetime in medicine.”