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An Ever Rolling Stream From the Conventional to the Unconventional in Life (and Medicine) by Don Snuggs
  

An Ever Rolling Stream From the Conventional to the Unconventional in Life (and Medicine)

Biography / Autobiography   History   Independent Authors   
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An interesting little memoir by Don Snuggs who has had a varied career in medicine. As a child during the Second World War, the author spent some time in and around hospitals, the war features briefly in Part One, with the author giving an insight into his future calling. Part Two concentrates on the third part of the authors life when he leaves the RAF in 1977 and gradually turns to using alternative medicine. The reasoning behind the decisions made, can be felt clearly, the author is succinct, yet his empathy and consideration for his patients shines like a beacon. I felt as though I was reading a fascinating social history, and found ‘An Ever Rolling Stream’ to be a compelling and enjoyable read. ~ Liz Robinson

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An Ever Rolling Stream From the Conventional to the Unconventional in Life (and Medicine) by Don Snuggs

Don Snuggs had a very normal childhood. Born in 1932, and a child of the war, he matured into an imaginative, unconventional professional practitioner of alternative medicine. After surviving the trauma of war, many found themselves the subject of prejudice and discouragement, but with his determination to succeed, Don went on to make his mark on the world. As a child, Don spent some of his childhood in hopsital, which ultimately led to his interest in medicine and the nursing profession. An Ever Rolling Stream details his life, from his wartime childhood to his life as a nurse. Don shares his memories of being in charge of a cancer ward in the Uxbridge RAF hospital and how it taught him the effects that disease and ill health can have on a person. This led Don eventually to pursue an interest in Chinese medicine with its different approach to the sick person and his predicament. Most of his stories talk not about cure, but about care, as Don shares his time spent comforting and caring for distressed patients, as well as the support and friendship he shared with his bemused colleagues. An Ever Rolling Stream is a touching memoir that allows the reader to share some of Don Snuggs most personal memories of his time spent living in a war-torn Britain and caring for those most affected by their afflictions. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in the Second World War, as well as those with an interest in traditional and alternative medicine.

About the Author

Don Snuggs

Don Snuggs is a retired ex-nurse tutor and acupuncture practitioner. He worked for the RAF, the NHS and in a private practice for most of his life and now spends the majority of his time caring for his wife.

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Publication date

28th June 2015

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Don Snuggs

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Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
Independent Authors

Autobiography: science, technology & medicine
Complementary medicine

ISBN

9781784622718

Publisher Profile

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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