House Calls and Hitching Posts: Stories from Dr. Elton Lehman's Career Among the Amish  -     By: Dorcas Sharp Hoover
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Good Book/Skyhorse Publishing / 2005 / Paperback

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"House Calls and Hitching Posts" is a sometimes humorous and often intimate account of Dr. Elton Lehman's 36 years of practicing medicine among the Amish of Wayne County, Ohio, for which he was named Country Doctor of the Year. 358 page, softcover from Good Books.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 358
Vendor: Good Book/Skyhorse Publishing
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1561485020
ISBN-13: 9781561485024
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Medical technology meets rural, Amish values of simplicity, home health remedies, and unwavering faith in divine providence when a country-boy-turned-country doctor returns to his roots in Ohio.
Medical technology meets rural values of simplicity, home health remedies, and unwavering faith in divine providence when a country-boy-turned-country-doctor returns to his roots. House Calls and Hitching Posts is a sometimes humorous and often intimate account of Dr. Elton Lehman's 36 years practicing medicine among the Amish of Wayne, Holmes, and surrounding counties in Ohio, for which he was named Country Doctor of the Year.

Now you can witness house calls and private moments between doctors and patients. Joe brings his dismembered fingers to the office in a coffee can filled with kerosene. Katie delivers a boy for the doctor's first home-birth. And three-year-old Davy rallies to overcome a life-threatening illness at birth only to be crushed under a tractor wheel. Hoover captures in sometimes local vernacular the joys and dilemmas of a family practitioner among a rural and predominantly-Amish community. Includes two galleries of photographs from Dr. Lehman's distinguished career.

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     Dorcas Sharp Hoover, a former school teacher, lives with her family in Dover, Ohio, a short drive from what is known as “Amish country.” Dorcas is married to Jerry, pastor and businessman. They have six children ages five to 19. Dr. Elton Lehman delivered four of the Hoovers’ six children in the birthing center he designed. At every delivery, he always had a new story to tell. Jerry Hoover would say, “Dr. Lehman, you need to write a book!” Dr. Lehman would reply, “Yes, but I’m not a writer.” And then, Dr. Lehman asked Dorcas if she would write his story. House Calls and Hitching Posts is Dorcas’ fourth book.

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    February 11, 2012
    Bonnie Mccue
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    This book is outstanding, a true story of a dr. from an amish community in Ohio. As one who travels there a few times a yr. for many years this book was fantastic! What a dr. so dedicated to his patients, it seems he never sleeps or has time for himself though. You won't be disappointed with this book!
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    July 22, 2009
    Mary
    I have to agree whole heartedly with the two previous poster. This is just such a wonderful book and will appeal to you if you are interested in medicine or the Amish people. Just an awesome read!
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    January 31, 2009
    S. King
    This is an excellent book about one doctor's call to serve through love and loss in Amish Country. Just like life, the stories cover the full range of human emotion from joyful and funny to heart-wrenching. Through it all Dr. Lehman's life provides an inspiring story of faith, compassion and the desire to make a difference.
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    September 9, 2008
    Elizabeth Maderos
    I give this book an absolutely glowing review. Heartwarming and sweet. This man has a heart for God and for God's children and I have been blessed to have read this wonderful book. A joy to read.
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