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Triumph Over Tragedy: The Odyssey of an Academic Physician is the remarkable new memoir written by William H. Frishman, M.D., currently the Director of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center and the Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, positions he has held for almost 20 years.

Dr. Frishman is a devotee of history and literature, and The Odyssey by Homer is one of his favorite books. In Triumph Over Tragedy, he details his own personal odyssey, and relays his experiences, through text and photos, as a son, student, soldier, doctor, teacher, husband, father and academic leader. A prolific writer and researcher, Dr. Frishman has participated in the development and editing of over 1,000 academic articles and 14 full-length textbooks. In Triumph Over Tragedy, he provides a personal account of how his early experiences, and personal family tragedies, shaped his life and career.


Available here are the following chapters (Prologue, Chapters 1, 7, 8, 10 and 14) and selected appendices. You can buy this book here.