Fob Doc Hardcover – Oct 3 2009
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"I encourage you to read this book, to think about what it is to be Canadian in the context of this story and to encourage your family and friends to read it." (Rick Hillier 2009-10-01)
"One author and his remarkable book warrant particular note, namely, Captain Ray Wiss's FOB Doc: A Doctor on the Front Lines in Afghanistan. Good memoirs are engaging on a personal level, provide detail that would only usually be available to the participants in the events, and force the reader to examine participants' preconceptions of the situation at hand. Wiss's book is all of this and so much more. Covering the author's experiences as a military doctor, from November 2007 through the spring of 2008, it presents a story that has received little attention to this point -- that of our military medical professionals working on the front lines.Its greatest strengths rest in its rather unique perspective, and in the strength of character of its author...This is a book that should be widely read and appreciated." (Journal of the Department of National Defence 2010-11-03)
"FOB Doc is worth reading, but a decade hence, after the withdrawal and after second sight have done their work, the ex-soldiers' novels will be more interesting still." (Kevin Patterson Globe & Mail 2009-10-09)
About the Author
Captain Ray Wiss is an emergency medicine specialist from Sudbury, Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Forces Reserves. From November 2007 to February 2008, and again from May to September 2009, he served with Task Force Afghanistan. Very unusually for a physician, he spent both tours in the combat area, at forward operating bases (FOBs) in Kandahar province.
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His excellent description of the day to day life and challenges of an infantry company and the medics that support it provides an insight into the day to day life of these young soldiers.
Capt Mills spends a lot of time describing what Afghans want and what the Taliban do to stop it. His diary speaks directly to the reader. I found it difficult to put the book down.
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Having served in Afghanistan and been a FOBITT, this book is a very accurate account of life there. As weel his views on why we went there truly hit home!!!Published 13 months ago by Mark Desroches
I have read both books by Dr. Wiss. Loved them both. They really opened my eyes to what our servicemen and women are going thru.Published 17 months ago by LV
Many of the treatments developed by the military are used by paramedics. I am a paramedic of 30 years, and have used many of these treatments. Read morePublished on May 8 2014 by Bob Cail
I thought this was a book on treating our wounded as the title suggests (FOB DOC). Seems to me the title was only used to sell books (although for a very good cause). Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2014 by Darren
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