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Transforming Negativity with Compassion and Curiosity
Perseverance and Passion: The People Who Shaped Health Care in Ukiah, California
“It takes a special kind of person to practice medicine in a small, rural town hours from the nearest big city. Unlike in the city, the support of colleagues and technology are not instantly available in small towns. The city of Ukiah, founded in 1856 and appointed the Mendocino County seat in 1859, has always drawn a special breed of medical practitioner—people with the confidence and independence to work in a rural environment and the willingness to embrace a broad medical practice, handling everything from earaches to wounds caused by an angry bull.”
This entertaining and well-researched coffee-table book follows the history of health care in America through the lens of a small Northern California town dating back to the turn of the 20th century, including state mental hospitals, the AIDS epidemic, and how people rise to challenges they could never have foreseen.