Eyes of the Blindby Barth Hoogstraten
Author Biography: Barth Hoogstraten was
During the Nazi occupation of Holland, Ann and Bets Frank, two blind middle-aged music teachers gave shelter to a medical student and a Jewish woman. When the Gestapo raided the house they caught the Jewish woman, but the student escaped. He survived, working in a coalmine. Eyes of the Blind tells their incredible story.
Author Biography: Barth Hoogstraten was born in Loosdrecht, Holland, in 1924. He became a medical student in 1942 and when the Nazis forced him to sign a loyalty decree to the occupying forces, he refused to do so. He went into hiding, worked in a coalmine and after being liberated, he volunteered for the army. He had English officers training and served for three years on Java, Indonesia. In 1949 he resumed his medical studies, became a MD in 1955 and emigrated to America. Hoogstraten was the first American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology. In 1978 he studied the incidence and presentation of breast cancer in Egyptian women and the Bedouin women of Kuwait. From 1980 to 1992, he was the United States representative of the Committee for Cancer Therapy and Rehabilitation of the International Union Against Cancer. He has edited and authored seven books on cancer research, of which Breast Cancer and Lung Tumors have international authorships. Dr. and Mrs. Hoogstraten live on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina.
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