A Surgeon's Lessons, Learned and Lost by John Raffensperger, MD

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MIAMI - Jan. 18, 2022 - PRLog -- Retired Physician Shows His Writing Chops at Age 93!

A Surgeon's Lessons, Learned and Lost describes how doctors in the mid-20th century learned medicine in the autopsy room and the laboratory, training to become well-rounded general physicians.

Since then, many doctors have specialized during medical school, depending on X-rays and blood tests, rather than listening and "laying on of hands." Medicine became a de-personalized business, subject to greedy insurance executives and hospital administrators.

Dr. John Raffensperger grew up in a small town on the Illinois River. He wasn't an athlete but was an omnivorous reader and spent time roaming the woods and canoeing. He graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1953. After learning basic medicine and surgery, how to set broken bones and to deliver babies during his internship at Cook County Hospital, he spent two years as a medical officer on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. His experiences there are memorialized in "The Ship's Cat," a story in his medical essays book.

Publisher's Website: http://sbprabooks.com/johnraffensperger/
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