Mekong Medicine

A U.S. Doctor’s Year Treating Vietnam’s Forgotten Victims

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About the Book

Dr. Richard Carlson was an obstetrics-gynecology resident in inner city Los Angeles when he received his call to Vietnam. He served as chief medical officer with a unit of American doctors, nurses and corpsmen in Bac Lieu Province 1966–1967. His assignment coincided with escalation of the war and a resulting increase in casualties and the ravages of unchecked disease. With more than 80 photographs, his detailed account chronicles his team’s harrowing work under primitive conditions—often donating their own blood for a sick child or Viet Cong prisoner—as severely wounded civilians arrived daily.

About the Author(s)

Richard W. Carlson, MD, PhD, is a retired academic internal medicine and intensive care physician. He remains active in teaching and research and has published more than 300 scientific manuscripts and abstracts, edited or written eight medical textbooks and served in leadership roles in university and teaching institutions. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bibliographic Details

Richard W. Carlson, M.D.
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 80 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8789-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4602-2
Imprint: McFarland