Thursday, October 10, 2013

Office Calls

My dad has written another book.  The target date for publication is November 1st.  His first book, House Calls: Stories from 30 Years of Rural Medicine Among the Amish and English, was published this last April.  He had many positive reviews and some negative ones.

The most common critique is that the book was too short.  He took that to heart, and has almost doubled the number of stories in his follow up book, Office Calls.  The initial proof reading and editing has been done and the copy is now in the typesetter's hands. (That's me.)

I'm adding PAGE NUMBERS* and a TABLE OF CONTENTS* and getting the page breaks set for the printed version as well as making the links for the Kindle version.  Why?  'Cause that's how I roll.

He's also given me some pictures to use for the cover.  Careful what you ask for dad, you just might get it!  Shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks to get the typeset proofing done and approved by the author.

As a teaser, here's a picture of my dad picking a story to tell from some old charts.

Dr. Gary Yarbrough reminiscing over a patients chart.

The stories in this book aren't about the humorous, but more about the human part of medicine, and trying to do what is best for the patient as a whole despite the obstacles the legal and insurance industries put in front of the physician.  The obstacles aren't always intentional, but the law of unintended consequences is always in effect.

*Emphasis added for Momma Fargo's benefit.

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