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May 2021 Biography & Autobiography

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A Wilder Life
Journey of an Adventuring Doctor
By (author): Joan Louwrens
9781776191123 Paperback, B-format English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs May 21, 2021
$19.99 CAD
Forthcoming 1.11 x 1.11 x 0 in | 10 gr 260 pages Icon Books Jonathan Ball Publishers

A doctor follows her calling to practise medicine in wild, remote places


Dr Joan Louwrens has always been drawn to wild places, which are balm to her soul. When her husband died, leaving her alone with two small daughters to raise, she threw herself wholeheartedly into ‘adventure medicine’, seeking out the world’s most remote corners – on land and at sea – to practise healing, both her own and others.


Working in wild places from the Kruger Park to the Australian Outback, the Atlantic Ocean islands, and both the Arctic and Antarctic, ‘Doctor Joan’ dealt with a vast range of medical issues, 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 asympathetic outlook, Joan Louwrens has written a memoir that’s a poignant and often funny story of a life lived to the full.

Joan Louwrens is a South African medical doctor with additional qualifications in family medicine, anaesthetics, and tropical medicine. Initially a general practitioner with a special interest in palliative care, she swerved onto an unconventional medical path that saw her working on all seven continents and some oceans in between, sometimes with her two daughters in tow. Home is a wild piece of land near Knysna on the South African coast.

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