Moments from A Life in Medicine

by Harvey R. Hathaway M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/9/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781663239334
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781663239341

About the Book

Moments from a Life in Medicine has two themes. It records significant memories from youth to retirement as experienced in medicine. It also chronicles gains and losses in medicine over those decades and honors the essence of being a physician as recorded in this anecdote about his father and uncle, both physicians: “One time, after Christmas dinner, Russell and Clayton retired to the living room and began to talk “shop.” They did not notice me taking a chair nearby. Uncle Clayton was talking about a case in which a farmer severely damaged his hand while using a farm machine. He wasn’t certain he could save the thumb, but to his relief, it was okay. As he said this, his eyes sparkled and his face lit up. This was the joy of being a physician.”

About the Author

Harvey R. Hathaway M.D. is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in Palm Beach County, Florida. He graduated from the Northwestern University School of Medicine with an M.D. and practiced medicine for 53 years in West Palm Beach, Florida.