Courage in a White Coat

Courage in a White Coat

This true wartime drama, written in the novel format made popular by Laura Hillenbrand, reveals the experience of Dorothy Joy Kinney Chambers M.D. and her family. From her primitive missionary hospital to starvation in the prison camp, Dorothy's story will grip your heart and inspire your admiration.

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****2019 ILLUMINATION AWARD Silver Medal for Best eBook with a Christian world view***

Medical school was not a welcoming place for women in 1928, but for Dorothy Joy Kinney it was the only place that could fulfill her dream. When the ‘mostly male’ profession refused her a position in obstetrics, Dorothy—having graduated second in her class—took her new degree with her to a remote outpost in India.
She could not have known that her first hospital would be an open-air pavilion with no electricity or running water, but that is what awaited her in Gauhati, India. She could not have envisioned performing surgery by the light of a Coleman lantern, but that is what she did. Within ten years she had built the crude clinic into a fully functioning hospital complete with electricity, running water, and the love of the people of Assam.
And then she fell in love.
In 1939, married and with two children, her little family was posted to the Philippines. After an idyllic year, the family of four was swept into the terrors that only war can bring. COURAGE IN A WHITE COAT recreates those fright­ening days, and life within the little family that showed resilience at every turn. Much of the story is told in their own words, incorporating the richly descriptive letters Dorothy and Fred wrote to family and friends—letters that speak unpretentiously of their love of God and family, and their mounting courage in the face of every trial.

This sweeping biographical novel brings to life the dramatic experience of a valiant woman who, armed only with the white coat of her profession, found the courage to live her life on the razor’s edge and survived it. It’s a captivating story of service and sacrifice, of love and the searing emotions that gripped this missionary doctor throughout her imperiled course.

Genres: Biography, Historical, World War II
Publisher: Prairie Muse Books Inc.
Publication Year: 2018
Length: 441
ISBN: 9781937216962
List Price: $16.50
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About the Author
Mary Schwaner

Granddaughter of a concert violinist, Mary Potter Schwaner began her musical career in elementary school with the family string quartet, but gave up the violin to study opera at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She devoted much time in her early career to performing, directing and promoting musical endeavors throughout Alabama, California and Nebraska. She was Founder/Artistic Director of the Young People's Pocket Opera in Alabama. A move to California resulted in four years as Founder/Artistic Director of the Lake Forest Showboaters, a community music theatre company.

In Mary's "other life" she was a computer tech support and graphic arts specialist and worked as Web Developer for the Nebraska Legislature, HDR Architecture and Engineering, for The National Arbor Day Foundation, and as Director of Web and Media Arts for St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

In her retirement she is a published author, writing novels of historical suspense under the name Bailey Bristol. Courage in a White Coat is her first biographical novel.

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