NC Literary Hall of Fame



The Advance of Healing by Dr. Preston Edwards

Kindle Publishing Direct
$15.00, paperback / $6.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-7917-3281-3
January, 2019
Nonfiction: Medical / Hospice Care
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"I enjoyed this collection of true short stories because it takes the reader along in the writer’s realistic and sometimes humorous journey from untrained medical student to experienced and caring physician. Each chapter describes a patient who teaches him a lesson in life and humility. The well-crafted and remarkable details in these stories remind us to treat each patient and each other as an individual, with kindness and respect. This work is a testimony to the importance of listening and empathy as a key to healing of both body and soul."
—Martha Wiedman, MD

This is a highly personal collection of true and meaningful stories from Dr. Edwards career as a family practitioner in the Piedmont and Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. You will journey with him through medical school to the bedside of many endearing people who share their wisdom and with him, often under difficult circumstances.

This book invites all who have been sick or cared for a loved one or experienced the death of a friend or relative, to share the rich experiences of others. All have a unique approach to their lives and approaching deaths. Lend your spirit and listen with your heart to the stories of your friends and neighbors.

Dr. Edwards invites pre-medical students and doctors in all stages of their careers to reflect upon these stories. He hopes that doctors do not lose the personal touch as they care for so many every day.

Dr. Preston Edwards is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Emory University School of Medicine. His residency training was done in Roanoke Virginia. Since retiring in 2012, he has devoted himself to writing stories of healing to share with the world. He has been living in North Carolina during his retirement.

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