One Man's Century with Pen, Brush, Fiddle and Scalpel
Harold Laufman, MD, PhD, a renowned surgeon, provides an insightful accounting of a 10-decade journey through life. His story is unique in that it is actually a tale of an exceptional man's five lives and three professions - plus a number of ancedotal highlights ranging from how his parents recognized and responded to the outlandish needs of a gifted child to how he almost killed Jascha Heifetz. The author's five lives were a personal life, a life in art, a life in music, a life in clinical surgery and surgical research, including a stint as a front-man surgeon in World War II, and a post surgical life as a bioengineer.
Laufman, who served as AAMI’s president in the mid-1970s, passed away at the age of 98 in 2010. But his unique long life lives on in this special book.