Doctor on an Elephant

Riding elephants, crossing flooded rivers, outrunning rogues, and avoiding tigers are not the things that most doctors face in an average workday, but then they don’t work in the province of Bengal. Dr. John Symington did. As the doctor for several tea plantations in a region along India’s northeastern border in the early part of this century, and adventure was simply part of his day.

Related: Asia, Biography, India, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)