Germany, 1933. Anna Winter returns home to find a note from her father, warning her of grave danger. She flees overnight, taking her precious doll collection with her, and sets sail for Australia. She lands a job at the Birdum Hotel and carves a new life, hiding her past from the world – until a chance encounter with an eccentric stranger, Alter Mayseh, changes everything.
The Pen and the Stethoscope is a unique collection of fiction and non-fiction by doctor – writers that gives us a fascinating look behind the doctor’s mask and gets inside the minds of those who deal with enormous existential issues and traumatic situations on a daily basis.