Hunt writes first book detailing funny moments in medical career
By Caitlin Boland

During his medical career, Winston Hunt worked as an ambulance attendant (similar to an EMT now), emergency room and nursing home orderly, Navy Corpsmen in Vietnam, pharmaceutical representative, college professor and physician assistant.
Winston Hunt was destined to work in the medical field from a very young age.
At almost five years old, Hunt’s father took a job as the director of University Hospital in Augusta. Hunt and his family moved from New Jersey in 1953.
“My father, Whitelaw, was the new director of the city’s University Hospital,” Hunt said in the preface to his book “A Half Bubble Out of Plumb.” He would direct it through segregation and a growth phase spanning the next 13 years.”
Hunt’s family lived in a home adjacent to the hospital.
“Living this close to a hospital sparked a desire in me and my brothers to do something in the medical field,”Hunt said. “Whit Jr. and Wyman became hospital administrators while I worked my way up the ladder from ambulance attendant to physician assistant.”
During his almost five-decade journey in the medical field, Hunt worked as an ambulance attendant (similar to an EMT now), emergency room and nursing home orderly, Navy Corpsmen in Vietnam, pharmaceutical representative, college professor and physician assistant.
As a physician assistant, Hunt found his niche in family medicine and took a job with Dr. Tom Averitt in Thomson in 1974. He worked with Averitt for several years before becoming a pharmaceutical sales representative for approximately 12 years.
Hunt then became an instructor and the clinical director at the Medical College of Georgia in the physician assistant program. He then worked as a PA at the youth detention center in Augusta, then moved on to a nursing home setting before retiring.
During his career, Hunt compiled several stories in his mind.
“My son-in-law and daughter kept hearing me tell the stories, and they thought I should write it down,”Hunt said. “Having been a patient having something short and sweet like this book to read and lift your spirits is good.”
Hunt said he wanted to compile some of his funnier stories into a book for people to use as medicine for their soul.
“Laughter does have healing properties,” Hunt said.
Hunt’s book “A Half Bubble Out of Plumb” can be purchased online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and eBay. The book can also be ordered in store at Barnes & Noble. As a way to give back to the community, Hunt is also selling his book at the McDuffie Museum and the Thomson-McDuffie Library. The book can be purchased for $10, and the proceeds go to whichever location you purchase the book.
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the Aug. 17, 2017 issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.





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