Friday, July 27, 2012

Life of a Nantucket Surgeon

Dr. Lepore sounds like a great doctor whose practice of medicine reminds me of what it is often like to practice in the third world.

In her new book, “Island Practice,” the New York Times reporter Pam Belluck tells the story of Dr. Timothy Lepore, a quirky 67-year-old physician who for the past 30 years has been the only surgeon working on the island of Nantucket. But Dr. Lepore (rhymes with peppery) is no ordinary surgeon. Life on an island, even one that has become a summer playground to the rich and famous, requires a certain amount of resourcefulness and flexibility.

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