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The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story
The Blind Doctor The Jacob Bolotin Story
Author: Rosalind Perlman
ISBN-13: 9781883423131
ISBN-10: 1883423139
Publication Date: 7/1/2007
Pages: 216
Edition: 1
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Blue Point Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Inspirational story of a boy born blind who wants to become a doctor. Comes from a disadvantaged poor family of Polish immigrants in Chicago, with a blind brother and sister also in his family. He and his brother attend a state school for the blind, then goes on to earn tuition to put himself thru osteopathy training, then later med school. Overcomes the need for developing his own teaching aids, studying and working long hours, he later has to volunteer extensively proving his medical skills over and over. He becomes an advocate for handicap people to become useful/productive members of society. Founded the first boy scouts troop for blind boys. Teaches many classes as professor at medical schools, to dentists, nurses, etc. As famous as Helen Keller during his day, but died young at 36 years old from overwork from heart problems. Quick read, good for people interested in medicine, biographies, disabilities, inspirational, childhood education, immigrants, WWI, education for blind, door-to-door sales, early medical schools, Influenza epidemic, and tuberculosis.
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This is a great story about a man that overcomes many obstacles in his life. It is very inspirational and uplifting. I highly recommend this book.