SingSings Sutures and Sorcery: A 50 Year Experience in Papua New Guinea – A Dokta at Large in the Land of the Unexpected


Author: Anthony J Radford
Publisher: Mosaic Resources
ISBN: 9781743240601
Format: Paperback
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Papua New Guinea is ‘The Land of the Unexpected’. Surely no one has written a book on PNG quite like Singsings, Sutures & Sorcery. 
This story begins in the late 1950s, when as a medical student the author is dropped into an isolated enclave of Europeans surrounded by mountains in the Central Highlands of New Guinea. Four years later, he returns, going on to establish comprehensive training programmes in rural medicine, while serving as the only doctor for 50, 000 people.


Anthony Radford graduated from the University of Adelaide and spent ten years in Papua New Guinea from 1963, undertaking postgraduate training at the University of Liverpool’s School of Tropical Medicine, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University. He has been a consultant in International Health and Development for over forty years and was the Foundation Professor of Primary Care and Community Medicine for twenty years at Flinders University.