Hardcover

Doc Why Not

The doctor Kiwis trust

Mark Weinert
Reise & Abenteuer

At Wellington hospital, the Kiwi runs differently. There, a hectic surgeon breaks the plaster out of the ceiling because he would rather go to the golf course instead of the operating theatre. The chief surgeon leaves the cut open patient in the middle of the operation and conducts a discussion of the situation. And when the lights go out in the operating theatre, only the newly arrived German anaesthetist seems to be bothered.

But "she'll be right" says Doc Why Not, as he is soon called by his colleagues. In New Zealand, not everything is trimmed to efficiency, there is a friendly tone even after the biggest mistakes, and one can deal with earthquakes better here than with drunken fellow human beings.

Without mincing his words, the doc describes his daily culture clash on the other side of the world.