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Dr. Judson Hout knew he was likely to be awakened shortly if he went to sleep while on duty in the emergency department, so he didn't sleep — he wrote. Hout, 87, considered self-publishing his work to share with family, but opted not to because of the cost. A local book store owner read it and sent the manuscript to Parkhurst Brothers Publishing. “They published it in hardback and dadgum if it didn't win a national award,” says Hout, who lives in Camden. One of his books, “The Ghost of Bud Parrott,” was a Readers Favorite Book Award winner. Hout retired about 12 years ago from family practice, though he continued working with the chemical dependency unit he had started at the hospital at Camden for a few years after that. As medical director of the unit, he worked six nights a month in the emergency room. It was […]
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