Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9315
Title: From Surgery: A Long Road to History
Contributor(s): Weisz, George M  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9315
Abstract: I have often been asked to explain my journey from surgeon to medical historian. Although the road was long, I saw both my interests as forms of creative art, complementing one another. Born into a cultural family in Eastern Europe, with classical and operatic music resounding within the walls of our small apartment, and with a respectable library, our happiness lasted until two totalitarian regimes destroyed our family's physical and spiritual health. Medicine was my all-consuming ambition, a vocation displacing everything else. For 37 years, while orthopaedic and spinal surgery preoccupied me entirely, music provided a permanent stimulation and art history a pleasure. Only much later, stabilised in my professional and family environment, could I return to my artistic interests.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Health and History, 10(2), p. 136-139
Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1442-1771
Field of Research (FOR): 220205 History and Philosophy of Medicine
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.anzshm.org.au/publications.html
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