[ PDF / Epub ] ☂ The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story Author Rosalind Perman – Writerscompany.co.uk
A true story that is gripping By the end of the book, the kind doctor has done so much that you cannot believe how young he is His family life and how he was able to pay for medical school and graduate with highest honors is a tale worth reading and cherishing. This book tells a truly amazing story, one that is in turns disturbing, sobering, and highly inspirational While the writing at times leaves something to be desired, the very fact of Dr Jacob Bolotin s numerous and very impressive accomplishments make this than worthwhile read The feats Dr Bolotin accomplished would be impressive for anyone, much less for a sightless individual in a time and place that staunchly refused to make any accommodations to disability There are many references to Dr Bolotin as being in the sa In 1912, At The Age Of 24, Jacob Bolotin Became The First Totally Blind Physician Fully Licensed To Practice Medicine By The Time He Was Thirty, He Was One Of The Top Heart And Lung Specialists In Chicago A New Biography, The Blind Doctor The Jacob Bolotin Story By Rosalind Perlman, Reveals The Amazing Life Of A Remarkable Man Who Was Born Blind To Poor Parents In Chicago In 1888 During The Last Years Of His Short Life, Dr Bolotin Used His Celebrity To Give Speeches Around The Midwest To Raise The Awareness Of The World To The Plight Of The Blind When He Died At The Age Of Thirty Six, Five Thousand People Attended His Funeral. Jacob Bolotin was a highly respected physician, a teacher at medical school, and a head of department at several Chicago hospitals He was also a Scoutmaster and a leader in Kiwanis, becoming a trustee of the club and rising to Lieutenant Governor Junior of the Illinois Eastern Iowa District When Jacob was a young boy he determined to pursue a medical career Born in 1888 to poor immigrant parents, his road to this goal was hard He spent four years traveling alone throughout the midwest selling typewriters to accumulate the funds for tuition Once admitted to medical school his marks were consistently the highest, as were his scores on the State Board examination As a physician Dr Bolotin was known as a consummate diagnostician He was beloved by patients and respected by his fellow doctors His achievements were many, and his life was worthy of praise But there was one thing about Jacob Bolotin that makes his story extraordinary he was blind from birth.Just think how hard it was to ac I loved this book The man, Jacob, was amazing It makes me think that if I had half of this man s ambition, I could truly make a difference What is my problem I have nothing holding me back except myself I recommend this book to everyone It is written like a novel, As a teacher at the state school for the blind in Illinois, I was drawn to this book because it is part of the proud history of our school This book read very much like a novel, and it is apparent that Rosalind Perlman took some liberties with history for the sake of literary interest she would have had no way of knowing exactly what was said in the many conversations portrayed in the bo The Blind Doctor is the most inspiring book I have ever read It opened my eyes to my own misconceptions about the abilities of blind people I don t know of anyone who could equal Dr Jacob Bolotin in spirit, tenacity, intelligence, and the pure ability to overcome obstacles without losing faith. The subject matter was fabulous The writing seemed mediocre and a little inspiration porny, like many biographies of disabled people by non disabled authors But this book was worth it, in order to capture a snapshot of Jacob Bolotin s life The number of times people to Fascinating story of a young man born blind who works hard all his life He eventually becomes a Doctor specializing in cardio pulmonary problems He marries and continues to lecture about his extraordinary life He establishes the first blind boy scout troop. Such an inspiring story and a fast read The prose is serviceable and straightforward.