A Doctor’s Journey: A Hungarian’s Realization of the American Dream

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Trafford Publishing, Oct 14, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 248 pages
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A Doctor’s Journey tells the story of the journey towards the realization of a young Hungarian boy’s dream to be a doctor. Despite overwhelming adversity along the way, Laszlo Makk never stopped dreaming and hoping; he never gave up his trust in God. As a young man, Laszlo was blessed to survive World War II and the Hungarian Uprising of 1956; he eventually escaped to America, where he has found happiness as a proud U.S. citizen with the help of dear friends and a wonderful loving family.

He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and trained in Houston. Ultimately, Dr. Makk landed in Louisville, Kentucky, where he worked as a greatly respected pathologist for over forty years. With strong determination and hard work, he overcame many obstacles and became a renowned doctor who contributed to the world’s knowledge of cancer.

In addition to surviving hepatitis, a liver transplant, and open heart surgery himself; he saw his wife through a fourteen-year battle with breast cancer—relying on his personal medical knowledge to identify the best in cancer care. Four sons and nine grandchildren carry on the Makk legacy of hard work and a determined pursuit of happiness.

 

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Contents

The Beginning I
1
Teen Years Soviet Occupation and Imposition
13
Oppressive Hungarian Dictatorship IV
19
New Adventures and the Slipping Red Dictators VI
29
Escape VIII
43
First Steps in the Free World IX
49
AmericaFirst Steps X
55
Albany Medical College XI
67
The Making of a Pathologist XVI
137
St Anthonys Hospital and Kentucky XVII
151
Storm Clouds in Paradise XVIII
159
A New Discovery XIX
169
Health Crisis XXI
177
Another Health Crisis XXII
193
The End of St Anthonys XXIII
201
The Vencor Year XXIV
207

Planning for the Future XII
77
Graduation and America the Beautiful XIII
85
Internship Year XIV
91
The Making of a Surgeon XV
103
Carolyns Cancer and Retirement XXV
213
The Final Challenge XXVI
221
Awards XXVIII
231
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