Ben Dlin

Set in the post-war period of the 1940s and early fifties, Dlin’s memoir retells the joys and fears of being the person who is called upon in emergencies, the person who has to make the decisions that can impact on the patient and the patient’s family for life. Ben says, “I believed then and still believe now that every student of medicine should spend time in rural practice. Within the novice it creates a lifelong humanistic approach to medicine that remains no matter what specialty is pursued.”