Book Reviews of Doc Susie

Doc Susie
Doc Susie
Author: Virginia Cornell
ISBN-13: 9780804109567
ISBN-10: 0804109567
Publication Date: 6/22/1992
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
What a great book! I wish Virginia Cornell wrote others.It was so well written & I didn't want to get to the end , I was enjoying this book so much!
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great story of a country physician in Colorado. She recovered her health and went on to help others in the backwoods of Colorado.
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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.
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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good info about women in the Western frontier. Very interesting.
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Wonderful book. A very basic story about one woman and her exciting life.
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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.
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A good book and well worth reading.
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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.
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The book was good, but I don't think she is someone I would want to know, or to have for a neighbor.