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Martha B. Boone Biography

Evolving from a naive girl to a competent female surgeon, Elizabeth has survived the first round of surgery training.

What happens next will change her or the hospital forever…

Martha B. Boone, M.D. was a surgery resident and urology resident at Tulane and trained at Charity Hospital in New Orleans from 1985- 1991. She is one of the first one hundred women board certified in Urology in the United States.

She retired from the practice of urology after 35 years to travel and write. She was challenged by her mentor, Dr. Norman McSwain to memorialize the great Charity Hospital in her novels. Mother Charity is her third book and the sequel to The Big Free. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Unfettered Urologist.

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Evolving from a naive girl to a competent female surgeon, Elizabeth has survived the first round of surgery training. What happens next will change her or the hospital forever… After barely surviving her first six months as a trauma intern at Charity Hospital, Dr. Elizabeth Roberts is exhausted from the long hours, senseless violence, and breakneck pace. Despite the tough experience, she has grown to love New Orleans-its food, culture, music, and people. But now she must endure the hardest rotation in the hospital, led by her nemesis… who doesn’t think Elizabeth even belongs in the world of surgery.

Navigating the brutal and exhilarating world of trauma surgery. she wants to do her duty, but has bitten off more than she can chew. It’s great training for a surgeon, but the emotional toll on a previously sweet, young southern lady may be too much to bear. Once the young doctor discovers what she has to give up to overcome her challenges, the question arises: will she continue to pursue her dream? If so, at what cost?

This sequel to The Big Free continues the gripping story of an intern in surgery and all the trials and tribulations that come with it, from devastating horror to ribald dark humor.

Mother Charity, a Big Free Novel Product Details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Published: March 5, 2024
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:978-1-63698-246-5
  • Genre: Fiction / Medical

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“The Unfettered Urologist” by Martha B. Boone M.D. dives into the surprising connection between excess body fat, particularly belly fat, and a decrease in male sexual health and performance. The science behind it? Elevated estrogen levels caused by extra weight, which Martha explains effectively, can lead to lower testosterone. This, in turn, impacts muscle tone and, most importantly for me, hinders sexual performance. That revelation was the wake-up call I needed to finally prioritize weight loss.

While the sex-related impact was my personal motivator, the book offers a wealth of valuable information beyond that specific topic. If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on sexual and overall health and a science-backed nudge in the right direction, “The Unfettered Urologist” is definitely worth a read.

As a Louisiana native, I loved reading about Elizabeth’s daily challenges while honing her surgical skills and relationships at Charity Hospital. The setting was accurate and immersive, the characters quirky and colorful, and it had me craving a big shrimp po-boy! Boone’s writing grabbed me from the first page, and I enjoyed the book immensely! I highly recommend. I was provided an early copy of this book, Mother Charity, by the publisher for review.


Brilliant storytelling and raucous humor. Author Dr. Boone’s take on Urology is an unexpected total reading experience. Masterful and uniquely written with insider information. A published work worthy of every woman and man.