A wilder life by Joan Louwrens
Dr Joan Louwrens is a South African medical doctor with additional qualifications in family medicine, anaesthetics and tropical medicine. This book takes you on a journey of an adventuring doctor working in wild places from Kruger Part to the Australian Outback, the Atlantic Ocean islands, and both the Arctic and Antarctic. Dr Joan has dealt with many medical challenges, from rabies to deep-vein thrombosis, childbirth to wisdom-tooth extraction, catatonia to depression.
Showing an eagerness to learn and a humility that aren’t always a given in her profession and with a wry eye and a sympathetic outlook, Joan Louwrens has written a memoir that’s a poignant and often funny story of a life lived to the full.