Applauding Life

Poetry and Prose of an Octogenarian

by Barry S Savits MD FACS



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/23/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 446
ISBN : 9781665517614
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 446
ISBN : 9781665517607

About the Book

This collection speaks ln the genre of poetic prose. It incorporates language containing both dramatic and narrative elements in poetry and stories. They are expressed in memories both serious and whimsical. Social Consciousness abounds. Enjoy, agree or disagree; smile/cry- or just think about the written words. I leave them as my legacy and as a dictionary for those who might explore my meanderings. All this, the product of an 85-year-old citizen of the world he dearly loves Who will regret when the time for leaving it arrive

About the Author

Barry Savits was born and raised in Chester, Pennsylvania. Except for several year-long hiatuses, he has made New York City his personal residence - since 1960. He attended Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. A surgical residency followed at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Subsequently, he spent a year in Cuenca, Ecuador with Project Hope in 1965/ 66 to successfully salvage a failing medical school and train its surgical staff. He has also afforded in-country medical care in Afghanistan and Kenya. He has had the honor of serving his country as a Commander in the US Navy for 2 years during the latter part of the Vietnam War- in Guam and Morocco. A surgical career in Brooklyn, for 40 years, followed his national service. He was Director of Surgery at the St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kings brook Jewish Medical Center for 28 years during which time he was involved in resident and student training as well as clinical research. He fostered the concept of “Outreach” through participation in neighborhood clinics and support for local family practitioners. The remainder of his career was spent in the private practice of surgery. He is the proud husband to Joseph Meaney, a dedicated Middle School teacher. His pride and joy are his four sons and their families. He appreciates the gifts life has afforded him and supports “give back” in all its ramifications.