Blood of a Stranger

by Bill Booth, MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 28/08/2007

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781434322357
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781434322340

About the Book

             Dr. Brent Dalton’s professional and private lives spiral downward when he tests positive for HIV following an accident in the operating room. In rapid sequence, Dalton is sued by a former patient who alleges he infected her with the virus, his hospital privileges are taken away, patient referrals disappear, and he is compelled to close his office and surgical practice. Finally, he begins to have marital problems.

            Convinced he is not responsible for his patient’s infection, Dalton hires an attorney and a private investigator to work on his behalf. Then, despondent, he leaves on a solo sailing trip and almost dies when he is swept overboard in a sudden squall.

            Following his near-death experience, Dalton finds a renewed enthusiasm for life and turns the tables against his oppressors after an enlightening discovery.

About the Author

Dr. Bill Booth is a graduate of LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also trained in general surgery. School and residency training were interrupted by a two year tour of duty in the Navy which included a year aboard the hospital ship USS Sanctuary in Vietnam.

            Following residency training, Dr. Booth practiced general surgery first in a rural community in southeastern Missouri, then in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he retired in 2001.

            Bill and Cherry, his wife of 45 years, have four adult children and five grandchildren. They now live in the mountains of north Georgia where he writes, ties flies, and plays golf. He practices medicine part-time at a free clinic in Jasper, Georgia.