Surgeon & lover
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This is a brilliant and very personal expose of a life first bridging two national, social and language cultures, then absorbing what is best from a third culture, that which is scholarly and academic. It can be argued that this mix largely contributed to a vision and a universal language reflected in the author’s success as a doctor and surgeon of the highest quality.
Surgeon & Lover—Fulfillment & Folly is the captivating story of a young man struggling with nearly incapacitating injuries left by the damage inflicted by parental neglect and a rootless childhood. Meguid compensates with driving ambition and a need for love to give him the equilibrium and self-justification he needs. Told with honesty, self-deprecation, humor, and literary artistry, it is the portrait of a lonely man, making sometimes inappropriate decisions in his emotional vulnerability. We can’t help but admire how he faces surgery and life head-on as he works tirelessly in his profession to help others. We root for him all the way. Though third in the quartet A Surgeon’s Tale, this biographical sketch can stand on its own.