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  • SubGenre:Medical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:224
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543972757

G-D and Scalpel

The Life, Faith, And Battles of a Tireless Patient Advocate

by Frederick Schechter and Michael Newman

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Frederick G. Schechter, M.D. had a storied career as a cardiothoracic surgeon spanning nearly a half century. He and his wife Roberta spent sixty one years together. This is his story, as told to Michael R. Newman, a writer living in Los Angeles.

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"Your father in his three-dimensional fullness was a character as captivating as any a Bellow or Mailer or Roth ever created. I couldn’t have created him on my meager talent alone. He had to come to me fully formed."
—Michael R. Newman

Other words from friends and family:

"Excellent, as I read it I can hear Fred speaking." 

"This is good stuff. As a doctor, a bit of a swashbuckler. As a father, a rescuer. As a husband, a romantic. He had a lot of confidence in his own wits."

"With tears in my eyes I just finished the last page. Loved it. Different than anything I have ever read before. Every medical and/or Jewish family should read it for sheer knowledge."

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