Robert C. Turner Only in the Philippines

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Inhaltsangabe zu „Only in the Philippines“ von Robert C. Turner

Attracted at an early age to the field of medicine by the famous Dr. Albert
Schweitzer, Robert C. Turner from North Carolina becomes a successful
physician.
Together with his wife Melinda, a nurse from the Philippines, as well as
some other expatriate Filipino colleagues, he joins a non-profit organization
which goes on medical missions to the island state in the western
Pacific Ocean yearly.
Dr. Turner keeps a journal of each of these trips. In this book, he remembers
his experiences in the Philippines. He describes the country and its
people, whether it’s the party atmosphere of the ubiquitous fiestas, the
picturesque life of the dying out solo fishermen, the controversial ancient
tradition of cockfighting or the beauty contests for young women. Hospitality
is practiced from the rich and poor alike, and family comes first in
this country so full of culture and distinctive social traits.
About the Author: Robert C. Turner, MD is a retired internist from Greenville,
NC, USA. He has participated in numerous Medical Missions to the
Philippines in the past 20 years. In this book, he recounts many unique
and interesting experiences in the Philippines. He has found the Filipino
people to be engaging and friendly. He hopes that you will enjoy reading
about his adventures and learning that they could have occurred only in
the Philippines.
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