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First read (in one sitting!)
Lucille was my colleague at Wesley College--the Nursing Dept Chair when I was the Business Chair. She is the first to complete White Man's Disease (amazingly in one evening) and sent me the following wonderful note:
I got home last night from a speaking engagement in CT and there was your book waiting for me. Thought I'd read a few chapters to settle down a little...well, wow, couldn't stop...read it all the way through and it was a fabulous read!!! Attached a selfie with it, which I am terrible at doing I had no idea all you had been through when we were colleagues at Wesley...it is an amazing story of perseverance, integrity, courage, and some unfortunate facts about our country's health care system, then and now. As a health care professional, it is like a wake up call to the importance of caring about the "who" of the patient in that bed and the need to go beyond the disease, "white man's or other". If I were still teaching I would assign it to my nursing students as a real life experience that emphasizes the importance of caring and empathy, and the purpose of getting a second opinion, ALWAYS. I truly hope the Christiana MD is no longer practicing. This had to be a cathartic experience for you, Paul, writing this book, and I am so glad I had the chance to read it and to learn more about you as a person.
Take care and again, congratulations on a job very well done. I truly enjoyed it and I am recommending it to our neighborhood's book club for the monthly selection. We could all benefit from your wisdom and experience. The next time you get up to DE, please consider a visit to us in Lewes, would love to see you and enjoy dinner.
All the best to you and your beautiful family
Dr. Paul Thornton is currently a university administrator. In the past he has been a professor, small business owner, and corporate executive.