Numerous experiences in developing country medical work over the last 30 years which changed my thinking theologically and politically.
NEWNAN, Ga. (PRWEB) December 11, 2015
In “A Radical Change of Direction: Memoir of the Spiritual Journey of a Surgeon” (published by WestBow Press), author Donald C. Mullen, MD, MDiv, FACS, describes his journey throughout the world as a cardiac surgeon that helped shape his spiritual beliefs.
Mullen explains that he was inspired by “Numerous experiences in developing country medical work over the last 30 years which changed my thinking theologically and politically.”
Mullen’s story is meant to provide wisdom and motivation to encourage others on life’s journey and give an understanding of beneficial life principles.
An excerpt from “A Radical Change of Direction”:
We had just come to Malawi as our first assignment with the Presbyterian Church (USA) when a mother brought her three week old, premature, four pound, dehydrated and moribund little boy into the hospital with intestinal obstruction and a remarkably distended abdomen. The child had a strangulated inguinal hernia which required emergency repair and bowel resection for a gangrenous small bowel. After surgery and careful fluid balance, the tiny baby recovered was discharged after a week, and was seen three weeks later in the clinic doing well. If we had not been there for this simple procedure, the child would have died. We had many patients like that during the months we were in Malawi.
“A Radical Change of Direction”
By Donald C. Mullen, MD, MDiv, FACS
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781512713992
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781512713985
E-Book | 284 pages | ISBN 9781512713978
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About the Author
Donald C. Mullen, MD, MDiv, FACS, was born in Charlotte, N.C., and graduated from The Citadel, Duke University Medical School and Princeton Theological Seminary. After 30 years in cardiac surgery – primarily at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee – and serving as chief of staff and surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital, Mullen had a life-changing experience working in a small hospital in Africa. At age 52 he attended seminary and spent the next 15 years working in hospitals and refugee camps around the world in over 20 countries. Mullen is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a former mayor of the town of Highlands, N.C.
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