A Yak in the Fridge: Life and Work in Nepal by John Dickinson

By John Dickinson

This ebook entitled, “A Yak within the refrigerator” used to be nice enjoyable (and nostalgic) for me to learn simply because, whilst i used to be an intern in Shanta Bhawan, Dr. John Dickinson so strongly communicated his abiding curiosity in excessive altitude medication and the therapy of typhoid fever that it left an indelible mark in me. in truth years later whilst I back to Nepal from North the United States and desired to do a little important and fascinating examine, learning those illnesses (altitude disease and typhoid fever, poles aside notwithstanding they are) got here evidently to me.

For me the horny identify of the booklet conjured up photos of yaks roaming round at excessive altitude within the chilly Himalayas until eventually i finished to imagine, what precisely was once the yak doing within the refrigerator? This exciting query truly encouraged me to learn the ebook once I bought a carry of it. the reply, whilst i discovered out, was once simply as attention-grabbing because the query.

The booklet is stuffed with hilarious tales the place his close-knit kinfolk (his spouse Angela, daughter Mary and son Jamie) heartily take part writing chapters to offer us an enjoyable and sometimes insightful viewpoint of Nepal in particular from the overdue Nineteen Seventies and eighties which for me made riveting analyzing. certainly the contributions from them upload very strongly to the charm of this booklet.

I too have many fond stories within the outpatient medical institution of pleasant banter among John insisting on conversing in Nepali together with his Nepali sufferer and the sufferer unfazed, checking out his English on John. It used to be wildly wonderful for this lowly intern because it broke up the seriousness of studying from the Guru of excessive altitude drugs.

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