The Big Free describes the medical humor and drama in the life of one of the first women surgeons in the busiest trauma surgery program in New Orleans in 1982. The excitement and dark humor of the inner city emergency room is the background for this coming of age story. Only a great story teller with inside knowledge can capture the intimacy of the lives of doctors, nurses and their patients. Readers will laugh and cry and long to know more of the spirited, young, female-doctor protagonist.
Martha B. Boone, MD, is a private practice urologist in an Atlanta suburb. She obtained her surgical training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She was one of the first 100 women urologists in the world. The Big Free is her first published work of fiction.