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The spring of 1967 Dr. David Gross, accompanied by his wife and their four- and six-year old sons, travelled to Mexico City where he spent a year working for the United Nations at the Veterinary School of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His job was to provide practical experience with large animals for the veterinary students. His experiences with the students, animal patients, and his international colleagues, are memorable, as were the family’s discovery of Mexican culture and historical archeology. Everything takes place within the backdrop of societal upheaval leading to the student riots associated with the 1968 Olympic Games.

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A Year In Mexico

Travelogue of a year in Mexico in the late 60s

Anne Saunders, January 17, 2018

Wonderful travel diary from veterinarian David Gross who traveled by car with his family to teach ambulatory vet care in rural Mexico. Quite interesting.

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Between Covers These People of History Come To Life

All in all, if you are looking for an informative book with some fictionalizing of speech and events, this is the book for you.

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July 1, 2019

Nice descriptive writing. I liked the history of different states of Mexico and the early history certain well -known areas of Mexico. And the political atmosphere that went along with the time frame of the book. The willingness to learn Spanish and treat most of the Mexican people as someone to learn from not looking down on someone poorer then you.

Super Book

A wonderful well written book that I could not put down. I immediately read the other one Animals Don’t Blush which was even better- no that’s not possible, it was just as good. I’d like another please Dr Dave.

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