Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Healer - Carol Cassella
I just finished Healer by Carol Cassella. Great book! I couldn't put it down. This one is fiction. The author is an MD and while enjoying a good book, you can pick up some medical terminology. The main character and her family are ripped from their upper class comfortable lifestyle by financial troubles. The main character, Claire, a non-board certified MD, returns to practicing medicine in a small town to help the family make ends meet. It gives a great look into mission type medicine...working for the love of healing, not for a paycheck or prestige.
This same author has written Oxygen that I am going to pick up next. These books are a huge distraction from my studying, and I should have the self control to JUST SAY NO!, but I love novels and at least when the subject matter is focused on medicine and health care, I feel/know I am learning something while relaxing.