This was such a good book. It was well-written and the story just flowed. To imagine that she would leave her family and go to Colorado, a very small town, in the very early 1900's, to recover from TB and to practice her profession. Women weren't to well received as doctors back in those days. Great book and anyone would enjoy it.
This is an amazing story of a woman who went to the Colorado mining community to practice medicine. It tells her life's situations as a woman doctor at a time when many men looked at it with little regard. But she gains the confidence of the people and has great success in her unconventional methods of treating people. Some of her experiences are just downright funny, others will break your heart. It is written in the form of a novel that spans the time of her arrival and follows her life through all the hardships, heartaches, and joys of being a truly remarkable woman and doctor. A great read, hard to put down.
Brooke B. (BrookeB) - , reviewed Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies on
Helpful Score: 3
I liked this book alot. I thought the doctor was a strong woman and brave. She was a doctor for the right reasons. She believed in her patients and followed the oath," First, do no harm".I wished I could work with more doctors like her.
An excellent biography. The author did a lot of research - and then bridged some gaps with a bit of informed imagination. "Doc Susie" Anderson is a pioneer of whom to be proud. She helped the miner's and trainsmen and their families during a very difficult periodin the early 20th century. Her life is intriguing.
Entertaining biography of Dr. Susan Anderson, a country physician in the Rockies of Colorado at the turn of the last century. Written in the style of a novel. The author makes an interesting point that the 1880's (the time in which Doc Susie trained) preceded the budding age of technology in medicine, and it was not unusual for a woman to be accepted in a career that, in the Victorian era, entailed a lot of hard,tedious, and dirty work.
Excellent bio about a young female doctor living in the mountains of Colorado in the late 1890's to early 1900's. Hardships were innumerable. Trained in University of Michigan medical school and relocating due to consumption, she lived a solitary, yet rewarding life.