First Book Available for Pre-Order

CONDITIONS – Diseases and Other Life Circumstances is the first in a series of books based on this blog. The eBook is available for preorder with a release date of 7/4/20 and I expect the paperback edition to be available around that time. Here’s the blurb about it on Amazon:

“A hundred short essays on diagnoses made, missed or just encountered and some of the human circumstances, destinies, tragedies and victories a country doctor has encountered during 40 years in Family Medicine.

Based on his blog A Country Doctor Writes, these vignettes by Swedish born physician Hans Duvefelt range from Alexithymia to what doctors call Zebras, exotic conditions they always look for but usually never encounter.

From delivering babies to attending timely and untimely deaths, they touch on many stages of life. Some pieces describe overlooked diseases and disease mechanisms and some describe heart rending life circumstances caused by both rare and common diseases.

(Click cover image to link to book listing)


“Hans is a wonderful storyteller. As a primary care physician myself, I look up to the wisdom, insight, and inspiration that resonate from his stories.”

(Kevin Pho, MD, Founder, KevinMD, Keynote physician speaker)

“Whether you are a college student or a medical student considering a career as a Family Physician or if you are a resident looking to learn from a master clinician or someone who enjoys stories from the world of practice, this book is for you.”

(Laurence Bauer, MSW, MEd, CEO Family Medicine Education Consortium)

“Hans is a great writer. His pieces capture the essence of being a Family Doctor in a small town.”

(Zoya Khan, Editor-In-Chief, The Health Care Blog)

2 Responses to “First Book Available for Pre-Order”

  1. 1 someshwar sharma June 29, 2020 at 12:53 am

    I am looking to the paperback edition of your book

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