A Doctor's Tale from WWII
by Sidney Goldman

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A direct transcription from a one-year diary kept while serving as a physician in a jungle outpost in New Guinea.

Perry Goldman, MD entered service on 5 September 1942 at the age of 32 years. He kept a one year diary from 21 November 1942 through to 20 November 1943 whilst serving in the US Army Air Corps as a Medical Officer at a jungle airfield on the outskirts of Port Moresby in New Guinea.

His very personal diary mixes hopes, longings and loneliness with the every day hardships, humour and tragedy of life in that remote duty station.

The author, Sidney Goldman, son of Perry Goldman, is a retired orthopedic surgeon living in Key West with his wife and Lily, their dog. He inherited his father's diary late in life. Upon reading this very personal accounting, he wished to make it available to his children, grandchildren, and others interested in heroic tales from WWII.


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