Promises Kept

A Southern Surgeon's reflections of mid twentieth-century medicine
  • Published: September 2009
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 272
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781440168079
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Grady Memorial Hospital, one of America’s major teaching hospitals, opened in 1892 to serve “the underserved of Atlanta.”
The author, a naïve young man arrives at Grady to drive the ambulance before starting medical school. Four years later he begins his surgical training as an intern.
It was a time of dramatic social transformation from the Jim Crow era of the racially segregated 1950s to the Civil Rights movement and the racially integrated 1960s.
As a young surgeon-in-training, he is confronted daily with tragedy and threads of humor and must learn to reconcile the conflicting experiences while providing care for an often forgotten and neglected population.

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