Dr. Joseph Lauerman graduated from the University of Alberta in 1948,
and finished his internship in 1950. Over his fifty-five years of
medical practice, he treated many patients and families, including
six generations of one family. He has also delivered over three
His story, The Patient Heals the Doctor, was published in an Alberta
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) pamphlet.
Dr. Lauerman lived and worked in Edmonton for his entire life.
He passed away in 2007 at the age of eighty-three. His wife Kathleen,
who is the motivation behind this book, still resides in Edmonton.