Item description for Short Pants to Scrub Suits: The Making of a Surgeon by Floyd Alan Fried...
An autobiographical memoir of Dr. Floyd Alan Fried. Floyd Alan Fried grew up an only child in a Jewish family of modest means. Trained in Urology at the infamous University of Chicago, where he held a position as director for twenty-three years. As a small child, Floyd grew up listening to the stories of his grandfather immigrating to the US at the age of 13. Floyd hopes to pass on his rich family heritage to his grandchildren.
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Studio: Rapha Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Dec 28, 2005
Publisher Rapha Publishing
ISBN 0976368641 ISBN13 9780976368649
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Growing Up in Brooklyn Jan 15, 2008
The author comes from a distinguished line of Brooklynites who came of age during the haunted fifties, when McCarthyism and the Korean War dominated the headlines. A smart, introspective only child of struggling middle-class Jewish parents, Fried paints a vivid picture of daily life in Flatbush during its heyday, the rites of adolescence, from the Bar Mitzvoh teacher to the discovery of girls, fishing in Sheepshed Bay, and the discovery that a distinguished medical school was not beyond the reach of a poor boy with no pedigree but a first-rate education at Brooklyn College. A memoir of uncommon modesty and grace, Fried's slender volume is compelling reading for young and old fans of true adventure stories.