Cracked Marbles: Life’s Lessons for a Maine Surgeon | Tom Palmer


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The book is a collection of splendid stories of the doctor-patient relationship. The author, a practicing surgeon for thirty-five years in Maine, captures the characters and the culture of his region. Tom Palmer writes with humor and sensitivity of a time when physicians had the opportunity to truly know their patients.

Format: Softcover Chapter Book
Length: 210 pages
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780964601888

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

11 in stock

About the Artist

Tom Palmer, MD, who grew up in the Boston area, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated in 1948 from Tufts University Medical School in Boston. In 1954, while completing surgical residencies in Boston and Bangor, Palmer married Mary Ellen Herlihy, the daughter of a Bangor physician. In 1955, he established surgical practices at Eastern Maine General Hospital — now Eastern Maine Medical Center — and St. Joseph Hospital. Palmer practiced in Bangor until his retirement in 1989.

Additional Details

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 7 × .5 in