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Grateful patient seeks doctor [Israeli soldier trying to find US doctor that saved his eyes]
Not Running a Hospital ^ | January 04, 2013 | Paul Levy

Posted on 01/08/2013 11:00:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Here's the story. In 1973, 20-year-old Boaz Tamir (left) was the leader of a defensive tank group on the Golan Heights in Israel when the Syrians attacked. In the course of the battle, he was blinded by shrapnel and taken to the closest hospital for treatment.* That small hospital was in Tiberias and ordinarily would not have had an eye specialist present. But a young American doctor who had been visiting one of the Jerusalem hospitals for clinical rotations was assigned to this hospital in the periphery. It turns out she was very adept at eye surgery and was able to remove the metal particles, and he recovered his eyesight. In fact, although the treatment was not quite complete, once he could see, he "escaped" from the hospital and rejoined the tank batallion as it began the counter-attack toward Damascas.

Because Boaz left in such a hurry, he never had a chance to thank the doctor. He later tried to track her down but was unable to find her.

Now, 40 years later, Boaz told me the story. I said that, with his permission, I would begin a search for this doctor using our social media tools.

So here we are. If you know a female eye surgeon (or perhaps a general surgeon) who spent some time in Israel during her training and might have been in Tiberias during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, would you please submit a comment on this blog post? Or, if you know of someone who might know the surgeon, would you please contact that person and ask him or her to leave a comment? Or, if you just want to spread the word through your channels, that would be great. Thanks.

(Excerpt) Read more at runningahospital.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: israel
Photos, background on the battle in question at source.

If you have any info, please contact Mr Levy at the source blog.

1 posted on 01/08/2013 11:00:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: SJackson; Nachum; LucyT

SJackson, Nachum, would you please ping your lists? I know that finding the doc is a long shot, but it can’t hurt to ask.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 11:02:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; SvenMagnussen; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; KC_Lion; Godzilla; ...

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“Grateful patient seeks doctor [Israeli soldier trying to find US doctor that saved his eyes]

“Here’s the story. In 1973, 20-year-old Boaz Tamir (left) was the leader of a defensive tank group on the Golan Heights in Israel when the Syrians attacked. In the course of the battle, he was blinded by shrapnel and taken to the closest hospital for treatment.* That small hospital was in Tiberias and ordinarily would not have had an eye specialist present. But a young American doctor who had been visiting one of the Jerusalem hospitals for clinical rotations was assigned to this hospital in the periphery. It turns out she was very adept at eye surgery and was able to remove the metal particles, and he recovered his eyesight. In fact, although the treatment was not quite complete, once he could see, he “escaped” from the hospital and rejoined the tank batallion as it began the counter-attack toward Damascas.

“Because Boaz left in such a hurry, he never had a chance to thank the doctor. He later tried to track her down but was unable to find her.

“Now, 40 years later, Boaz told me the story. I said that, with his permission, I would begin a search for this doctor using our social media tools.

“So here we are. If you know a female eye surgeon (or perhaps a general surgeon) who spent some time in Israel during her training and might have been in Tiberias during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, would you please submit a comment on this blog post?

“Or, if you know of someone who might know the surgeon, would you please contact that person and ask him or her to leave a comment? Or, if you just want to spread the word through your channels, that would be great.

“Thanks.”

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3 posted on 01/08/2013 11:16:43 PM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: LucyT

Thanks!


5 posted on 01/09/2013 12:01:39 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’re welcome.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 12:10:24 AM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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7 posted on 01/09/2013 5:13:37 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

Ping

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


8 posted on 01/09/2013 6:51:31 AM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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Ping

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


9 posted on 01/09/2013 6:52:22 AM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SJackson; Nachum

Thanks!


10 posted on 01/09/2013 7:04:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Isn’t this the prominent Dem who got run out of running a prominent MA hospital because of staff gal pal issues?

Is this an attempt at rehabilitating himself with female medical professionals?


11 posted on 01/09/2013 7:43:49 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: LucyT

Beautiful story - thanks for sharing...


12 posted on 01/09/2013 8:26:46 AM PST by GOPJ (Obama GAVE guns to Mexican drug lords...Now he wants to TAKE our guns? It's wrong.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t know or care what his motivations are, but clearly the Israeli wants to find his surgeon, and helping him do so is not a bad thing.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 9:13:44 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ottbmare; 9YearLurker
I don’t know or care what his motivations are, but clearly the Israeli wants to find his surgeon, and helping him do so is not a bad thing.

Seconded.

14 posted on 01/09/2013 11:08:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Yehuda; SunkenCiv

Yehuda, SunkenCiv, would you please ping your lists on this one? I should have thought of you both earlier.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:57:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Not funny, not weird, but what the hey?


16 posted on 01/09/2013 1:59:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Not funny, not weird, but what the hey?


17 posted on 01/09/2013 2:00:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cool story.

I hope Boaz finds his surgeon!


18 posted on 01/09/2013 2:16:48 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Agreed on all counts.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 2:31:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Interesting story, given the length of time that has passed, she’s retired, if not deceased, but perhaps she’s alive, or someone else knows the story and who it was. Thanks Slings and Arrows.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 5:16:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome, and thank you for the ping.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 7:12:00 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

bttt


22 posted on 01/10/2013 7:57:47 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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