Fencing with God

A Surgeon’s Duel for Existence

by Sidney Kaplan M.D. F.A.C.S



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480861022
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480861039
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480861046

About the Book

For author Dr. Sidney Kaplan, there is no more honorable profession than the one he spent his career in, and to which he devoted his lifetime. In Fencing with God, he shares the story of his journey to become a physician and a surgeon and the maturation process he experienced throughout.

In this memoir, he narrates the obstacles faced on the way to becoming a thoracic surgeon, including an inordinate number of life-and-death traumatic cases in civilian practice that included all varieties of gunshot and stab wounds. Highlighting many cases, Kaplan offers insights into the operating room, from elective surgery to urgent to emergency, sharing what it was like in a race to save lives. He describes both the emotions and the experiences participating in life-threatening surgical procedures as both a surgeon and a patient.

Fencing with God tells the details of Kaplan’s career, faith, and personal life as well as offering a snapshot of history and medicine.

About the Author

Sidney Kaplan, M.D., F.A.C.S. has had a career in surgery that spans more than fifty years. He received the credentials of certification by the American Board of General Surgery and the Board of Thoracic Surgery. Following this extensive training, Kaplan developed a successful practice, was a member of the American College of Surgeons, and served as chair of surgery at a community teaching hospital for many years. Kaplan currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.