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  • Middenrammers

    John Bart

    Middenrammers is a brave and provocative novel about one doctor's battle for social justice in a small-town hospital. Set in the UK in the 1970s, the story follows young Dr. Brian Davis' efforts to adjust to his new job in a Yorkshire fishing town. The town's only hospital permits no contraceptive advice, or abortions. Dr. Davis and Woodie - the midwife he falls in love with - regularly come face to face with the terrible repercussions of these policies. Because they refuse to accept the attitude of the hospital administrators - who believe that the right thing to do is to restrict choice and deny reproductive options - the course of their lives is changed as much as those of the patients.Middenrammers is a brave and provocative novel about one doctor's battle for social justice in a small-town hospital. Set in the UK in the 1970s, the story follows young Dr. Brian Davis' efforts to adjust to his new job in a Yorkshire fishing town. The town's only hospital permits no contraceptive advice, or abortions. Dr. Davis and Woodie - the midwife he falls in love with - regularly come face to face with the terrible repercussions of these policies. Because they refuse to accept the attitude of the hospital administrators - who believe that the right thing to do is to restrict choice and deny reproductive options - the course of their lives is changed as much as those of the patients.

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