BOOKTALK: A VISIT WITH DR. VIS ON MAY 20
Booktalk is a monthly discussion group for those interested in current and cultural topics in general and literary subjects in particular.
On Monday May 20 Dr. Byravan Viswanathan will discuss his memoir “On Being a Physician.” Known as Dr. Vis here in Gettysburg, he was born in India and completed his medical education there. For training purposes he spent short periods of time in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England. Since 1965 when he arrived in the United States Dr. Vis has interned in various teaching hospitals in Ohio and Illinois. In 1972 he started a private practice in Kansas. While there he also spent a year teaching medical students. After eight years he moved with his family to Pennsylvania where he worked for five years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lebanon, PA. Here in Gettysburg he practiced for seventeen years. Now in semi-retirement he continues a part-time office practice for other doctors during their absences.
Dr. Viswanathan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition to his memoir he has written several articles for medical journals. Dr. and Mrs. Viswanathan who have two grown daughters live in Lake Heritage.
PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY DATE FOR THIS PROGRAM IS DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY.
On Monday June 24 Mr. Terry Burger will be the speaker at Bookalk. He will discuss his book “Year of the Moon Goose,” a collection of columns, commentary, personal journal entries and poetry. Terry has spent 30 years as a newspaper reporter in south central Pennsylvania. In 2010 he retired from the Patriot-News in Harrisburg. He presently writes occasional articles for the Gettysburg Times. Look for more about Terry and his book in this space on Friday, June 21.
On Monday April 22 Karen Bowling and Mary Furlong discussed their book “Fifty Years in McSherrystown: Faith, Family and Community.” It is a part of the celebration planned for the 250th anniversary of that town.
On Monday April 29 I discussed Ludmilla Alexeyeva and Anna Politkovskaya, two Russian heroines of the human rights movement in that country.
The Booktalk programs are usually held on the last Monday of the month. Booktalk begins at 12 PM, lasts for about an hour and is held in the USS Eisenhower Room in the Adams County Library in Gettysburg. Admission is free of charge.