Sophisticated, not what I expected
Valerie Brown, Australia, AO
Black Bag Moon: Doctors’ Tales from Dusk to Dawn drives us straight to the heart of human communication and collides head-on with the business of living and dying and the things that matter, those impacting small and large issues of daily life like neighbours and deluded loved ones, difficult patients and bureaucrats. We even encounter one of the casualties, a doctor’s wife.
General readers and healthcare professionals alike will enjoy a journey to the place ‘where the science that is medicine bumps thrillingly against human fear, passion, despair and hope’, as Dr Alec Logan said in his Foreword to Secrets from the Black Bag.
A companion volume to Secrets from the Black Bag, Black Bag Moon, Doctors’ Tales from Dusk to Dawn is based on interviews with general practitioners across the globe. This fictional work probes different aspects of medical practice, like euthanasia, indigenous health, Alzheimer’s disease and how to treat patients one just doesn’t like – and does so in the planet’s cities and suburbs and such unexamined locations as
* a cruise ship in the Caribbean Sea
* a remote village in the west of Scotland
* an island off an island off an island in one of the farthest flung corners of the British Empire
* an Australian mining town
* the Australian Outback
* a naval vessel in the Indian Ocean