To my fellow medical practitioners: -
To the very young doctors who know everything,
To the very old doctors who know nothing,
And all those in between who bear the burden of the health of a nation,
For I have been all of them.
I discovered all kinds of people at the end of my journey of ‘ecstasy’, so many years ago.
It was ‘achievement’ indeed, for in accord with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s dictum, the whole adventure had been so very well ‘worthwhile’.
This book recounts the story of "The Doctor". Gweneth Wisewould gives a personal historical view of the people, their lives and illnesses, the beauty and ferocity of the local environment and great difficulties being the sole doctor practising in all weathers and harsh conditions. She forsake personal wealth to give her life to treat her patients in the Australian community in Central Victoria.