By Charles H. Banov MD
Charles H. Banov, proficient storyteller and health practitioner, stocks stories from over fifty years of his love affair with drugs and appears again with honesty and humor at turning out to be up Jewish within the South and commencing the 1st doctor's workplace in a tiny Texas town.
His trip from worried scientific scholar to revered health care provider and president of an enormous overseas scientific organization is full of triumphs and setbacks, humor and unhappiness. They comprise the problem of elevating a special-needs daughter, the random walk with a lady who grew to become out to be Oprah Winfrey and saving lives within the aftermath of typhoon Katrina. Dr. Banov stocks those moments and extra in his soaking up, frequently hilarious and constantly uplifting memoir.
Banov's intimate images of the academics, fellow scholars and, especially, the sufferers who framed his occupation are stated with heat and perception, and supply a unprecedented inside of view into the making of a physician.
The drama, humor and humanity of Dr. Banov's a long time as a practising health practitioner will increase and encourage clinical scholars, overall healthiness care pros and folks all over the place who need to make a distinction of their groups.
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The experiment was designed to demonstrate the symptoms and treatment effects of thyroid disease. We students were to take vital statistics—such as pulse, respiratory rate and other measures of metabolism—of a laboratory rat, then sacrifice the animal and study the tissues. The exercise called for performing a thyroidectomy, or removal of the thyroid gland, after all of the data had been obtained. My lab partner and I disagreed considerably over the proper technique to use in the thyroidectomy.
There were gangs then, as now, which came in, took things off the shelves and disrupted the business. My grandfather was told he should defend himself. Most Jewish immigrants in those days were gentle people when it came to physical actions; they didn’t fight back. But the other merchants said it was the only thing he could do. They gave him a blackjack, which was a club covered with leather and small enough to keep hidden. The next person who came in and bothered him, my grandfather just went at him with the blackjack.
No matter what kind of recognition I’ve received in whatever form, I would have preferred to have that little pin with the symbol of the physician. It was another ten years before I became eligible to wear it, but I was never again given the chance. When I was about fifteen years old and started to read sections of the newspaper other than the comics, I began to understand that people were getting hurt in this war and perhaps I should be doing more for the war effort than collecting old rubber tires.