PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) September 29, 2016
The Massachusetts General Hospital, known as the MGH, was one of the most sought-after surgical training programs in the United States. In “To Fruit Street and Beyond: The Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Residency” (published by Archway Publishing), author Dr. Fredric Jarrett shares his recollections from when he and his colleagues trained at this hospital.
“It was the end of an era, now long past, when general surgery was predominant and all-inclusive,” explains Jarrett. “When I began my internship, general surgery included thoracic, cardiac, vascular, plastic, transplant, head and neck tumor surgery, and gynecology. Eight years later, when I finished my residency, additional specialty training had been established in most of these areas.”
Jarrett offers insight into the lives of house staff and medical care at the hospital. He hopes his memoir will provide readers with a unique history that reveals the “quantum changes” that have occurred in the medical field since Jarrett trained at MGH.
“To Fruit Street and Beyond”
By Dr. Fredric Jarrett
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781480833265
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781480833258
E-Book | 134 pages | ISBN 9781480833272
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Dr. Fredric Jarrett, a vascular and general surgeon, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth and Harvard Medical Schools. He did graduate work in French literature at the Sorbonne prior to medical school. He served as a surgeon in the U.S. Army and was surgical consultant for U.S. and U.N. Forces in Korea. Jarrett has been elected to surgical societies in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. He and his wife have three grown children and live in Pittsburgh.
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