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by Richard Selzer

Free eBook Down from Troy: A Doctor Comes of Age download ISBN: 0688097154
Author: Richard Selzer
Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (July 1, 1992)
Language: English
Pages: 300
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Professionals and Academics
Size MP3: 1882 mb
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Rating: 4.3
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In this beloved classic, Richard Selzer recounts his childhood in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression

In this beloved classic, Richard Selzer recounts his childhood in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression. No easy town to come of age in, Troy in the 1930s was a city long past its prime, full of whores and TB, and as the son of general practitioner, Selzer had occasion to view both up close.

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Before Richard Selzer I didn't think much of Troy

Before Richard Selzer I didn't think much of Troy. Selzer's descriptions of his Dad's practice, the story tellers at the corner pub, and the action along the river are not glamorous but they are rich and warm. He taught me how to make the best French coffee and dazzled my mind with exotic words. Now I beg my husband to make detours through Troy.

DOWN FROM TROY A Doctor Comes of Age. By Richard Selzer. His father was the respected town doctor in the 1920's and 30's, when a doctor's ability to help his patients was as much spiritual as medical

DOWN FROM TROY A Doctor Comes of Age. 300 pp. New York: William Morrow & Company. His father was the respected town doctor in the 1920's and 30's, when a doctor's ability to help his patients was as much spiritual as medical. His black bag contained everything from "boiled twine for tying off the umbilical cord" to "potassium permanganate for painting an ailing part purple," the author writes, but "it was himself just stepping into a sickroom that effected the cure.

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a doctor comes of age. Published March 2, 1994 by Random House Value Publishing.

Down from Troy : a doctor comes of age. Richard Selzer

Down from Troy : a doctor comes of age. Richard Selzer. Now back in print once again, this beautifully crafted memoir by one of America's finest storytellers generally is considered Richard Selzer's most moving and personal work. The story is set in Troy. More).

With a physician as a father and a musician for a mother, the son Richard Selzer follows the paternal path professionally and substitutes the pen for his mother’s lyrical art.

Richard Selzer is a grand writer, with a wonderful autobiographical story to tell about his fascinating family and city. I immediately followed it up with his "Letters to a Young Surgeon". I highly recommend the both. With a physician as a father and a musician for a mother, the son Richard Selzer follows the paternal path professionally and substitutes the pen for his mother’s lyrical art. Embraced within a loving family, the author recounts his childhood during the depression surviving the grim and challenging environment of Troy, New York. His descriptions so remind me of William Carlos Williams and his empathic paintings of his tenement patients.

Down from Troy: A Doctor Comes of Age (1992; autobiography). Raising the Dead: A Doctor's Encounter with His Own Mortality (1993). What One Man Said to Another: Talks with Richard Selzer (1994; with Peter Josyph). Letters to a Best Friend (2009; with Peter Josyph). Selzer Prize for Writing. In 2010, The Abaton, a medical humanities literary and arts journal produced by Des Moines University, awarded the inaugural Selzer Prize for Writing.

Recounting his life and work, a surgeon and essayist describes his Depression-era boyhood in New York State, his dual career as doctor and writer, the death of his father, and more. 25,000 first printing.
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Nawenadet
Recommended by relatives for whom Troy was home as I prepare for my first visit to explore the past. I enjoyed the writer’s wit and style.
Fountain_tenderness
I enjoyed the book and wanted to share it with a friend that I was sure would also enjoy it.
MarF
I loved this book. Richard Selzer is a grand writer, with a wonderful autobiographical story to tell about his fascinating family and city. I immediately followed it up with his "Letters to a Young Surgeon". I highly recommend the both.
Xig
With a physician as a father and a musician for a mother, the son Richard Selzer follows the paternal path professionally and substitutes the pen for his mother’s lyrical art. Embraced within a loving family, the author recounts his childhood during the depression surviving the grim and challenging environment of Troy, New York. His descriptions so remind me of William Carlos Williams and his empathic paintings of his tenement patients. Superb as an essayist, Richard Selzer recaptures the memories and images of his youth, his impressions of the illnesses and afflictions that assaulted his unprepared mind. He describes the gore and terrifying horrors he witnessed as he entered his chosen profession. With the skilled eye of the surgeon and the expertise of the educator, he translates his life experiences into a movingly poetic memoir reflecting the development of a sympathetic insightful human being. Previously published in 1991, this new edition includes a postscript and photographs of Troy by the author’s close friend Peter Josyph. This memoir serves as an historical record of the caring physician-patient relationship that once existed, when physicians were often as poor as their patients, unfortunately that connection has vanished from our health care business.
Risa
Before Richard Selzer I didn't think much of Troy. Selzer's descriptions of his Dad's practice, the story tellers at the corner pub, and the action along the river are not glamorous but they are rich and warm. He taught me how to make the best French coffee and dazzled my mind with exotic words. Now I beg my husband to make detours through Troy. He thought I was nuts until he read the book, and now he's hooked too. I have read nearly all of Selzer's books and this is my favorite.
Wanenai
I enjoyed very much the chapters about Selzer's childhood and about his physician-father. I don't think the book needed to be 300 pages long. At 200 pages, focused on his childhood, it would have been much better. The "stuff" he used to fill in and create a 300 page book wasn't relevant and sometimes was totally ridiculous. Did I want to read a paper he wrote in high school? I don't think so.