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My Voice-A physician's personal experience with throat cancer
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This book captures three years of the author's life that followed throat cancer diagnosis and tells his personal story of facing and dealing with medical and surgical treatments and adjusting to life... More > afterwards. As a physician with lifelong experience in caring for patients, he shares his insights and perspective on these events as he experienced for the first time the effects of severe illness through the eyes of a patient. He endured the consequences of radiation, repeated surgeries, and prolonged hospitalizations. He confronted medical errors in his care, discrimination following loss of his vocal cords, and struggle to regain his ability to speak again and find a new meaning to his life. The author shares his fears, anxieties, frustrations, failures, and ultimate adaptation and adjustment to life with continuous uncertainty about the future.< Less
In the Sands of Sinai: A Physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War
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The story of a physician’s experience in a war for Israel’s survival. October 1973: A young physician in Israel prepares to celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with his wife and children.... More > Suddenly a military invasion changes his life forever. This book chronicles the author's transformation from a civilian to a wartime doctor. In vivid personal details, the author Itzhak Brook, a veteran of both the Israeli Defense Forces and the United States Navy, recounts his first experience in war. Far from a heroic ideal, he describes his own doubt and misgivings of being a physician facing the daily struggle of survival in the Sinai battle zone. Expecting to heal his soldiers’ physical combat wounds, Brook unexpectedly must address his soldiers’ psychological battlefield trauma. In unvarnished details from the mundane to the catastrophic, he describes his perspective of a war that shaped his own life, and his nation's fragile identity.< Less
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