A Western Doctor’s Odyssey
From Cariboo to Kos
About the Book
This is the story of Dr. Eldon Lee and his first practice in Hazelton, BC. Lee was the region’s first obstetrician, and he delivered more than 4,500 babies. In an era of corporate medicine and malpractice insurance, Lee’s story is a refreshing reminder of what doctoring is all about.
In the 1940s, Eldon left the family ranch to join the air force. He returned to ranching with brother Todd after the war only to discover needs that his rural world could not satisfy. At 25, he headed for Seattle, where the University of Washington Medical School awaited. Seattle’s King County and Vancouver’s General and Shaughnessy hospitals prepared him for his lifelong odyssey.