Reflections on Pediatric Medicine from 1943 to 2010: One Man’S Odyssey Through the Golden Years of Medicine—A True Dual Love Story

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iUniverse, Sep 21, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
Come take a stroll down the memory lane of medical history. Reflections on Pediatric Medicine from 1943 to 2010 recounts the struggles of a dedicated pediatrician as he attempts to strike a balance between a normal family life and the demands of the rapidly evolving world of modern medicine. Through vividly drawn stories compiled from a career that spans more than half a century, author Byron Oberst takes readers on an amazing journey from the early years of medicine, when there were few specific therapies with which to treat patients, to the wonders of today. From the eradication of the scourge of polio to the miracle of antibiotics to the era of organ transplantation and body imaging, Oberst offers a rare chance to experience medical progress and discovery as it happens. Written in eight parts, each spanning a unique decade, Reflections on Pediatric Medicine from 1943 to 2010 is an unforgettable trip down memory lanewith many interesting side excursions.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
9
Chapter 3
15
Chapter 4
25
Chapter 5
31
Part II The Years from 1947 to 1951 San AntonioJapanDetroit
37
Chapter 6
39
Chapter 7
42
Chapter 58
205
Chapter 59
209
Chapter 60
210
Part V The Decade of the 1970s Our First Long Range Practice Plan
213
Chapter 61
217
Chapter 62
219
Chapter 63
220
Chapter 64
225

Chapter 8
45
Chapter 9
50
Chapter 10
56
Chapter 11
60
Chapter 12
67
Chapter 13
76
Part III Back to Omaha 1950 to1959 Establishing Our Practice
79
Chapter 14
82
Chapter 15
84
Chapter 16
86
Chapter 17
89
Chapter 18
91
Chapter 19
93
Chapter 20
95
Chapter 21
98
Chapter 22
100
Chapter 23
103
Chapter 24
105
Chapter 25
106
Chapter 26
107
Chapter 27
110
Chapter 28
112
Chapter 29
114
Chapter 30
117
Chapter 31
119
Chapter 32
122
Chapter 33
125
Chapter 34
128
Part IV The Decade of the 1960s Discovering Many Areas of Interest
133
Chapter 35
136
Chapter 36
138
Chapter 37
140
Chapter 38
145
Chapter 39
147
Chapter 40
149
Chapter 41
153
Chapter 42
158
Chapter 43
163
Chapter 44
166
Chapter 45
167
Chapter 46
169
Chapter 47
171
Chapter 48
174
Chapter 49
176
Chapter 50
178
Chapter 51
180
Chapter 52
181
Chapter 53
188
Chapter 54
191
Chapter 55
195
Chapter 56
201
Chapter 57
203
Chapter 65
228
Chapter 66
232
Chapter 67
236
Chapter 68
241
Chapter 69
243
Chapter 70
245
Chapter 71
248
Chapter 72
250
Chapter 73
259
Chapter 74
264
Chapter 75
266
Chapter 76
268
Chapter 77
270
Chapter 78
275
Chapter 79
277
Part VI Our New Office and the New Long Range Plan The 1980s
279
Chapter 80
281
Chapter 81
288
Chapter 82
292
Chapter 83
296
Chapter 84
298
Chapter 85
300
Chapter 86
304
Chapter 87
306
Chapter 88
310
Chapter 89
311
Chapter 90
313
Chapter 91
316
Chapter 92
317
Chapter 93
319
Chapter 94
322
Chapter 95
325
Chapter 96
335
Part VII The Years 1988 to 2009 The Retirement Years and New Adventures and New Fields to Conquer
337
Chapter 97
342
Chapter 98
344
Chapter 99
346
Chapter 100
351
Chapter 101
354
Chapter 102
360
Chapter 103
362
Chapter 104
365
Part VIII Major Changes in 2009 A Catastrophe Happened
369
Chapter 105
372
Chapter 106
373
Chapter 107
374
Chapter 108
377
Chapter 109
378
Chapter 110
381
Epilogue
385
CURRICULUMVITAE
389
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Byron B. Oberst, MD, FAAP, is an Omaha pediatrician and was in private practice for thirty-seven years. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was the president of the Omaha Children’s Clinic PC for over twenty years.

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