During his years as a medical intern, resident, and eventually surgeon, Dr. Bernard J. Ficarra has accumulated quite a number of memorable experiences. From meeting Grace Kelly at the opera to recording Albert Einstein in his private study, from witnessing tremendous medical and scientific advancements to building close friendships with men of faith and science alike, Dr. Ficarra’s sometimes humorous and often touching stories run the gamut of human emotions.
Part memoir, part medical history, Virtue Lost: Virtue Found relates tales of friends and patients, illness and recovery, sorrow and joy, adversity and triumph. With incredible detail, Dr. Ficarra recalls personal, social, and medical history, and offers some invaluable and timeless advice on life along the way.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Bernard J. Ficarra is a retired surgeon who practiced medicine for most of his life in his native New York, where he also served for several years as physician to the Metropolitan Opera House. He has been a member of the New York Academy of Sciences since 1949, the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem since 1952, the Order of Malta since 1957, and the Catholic Academy of Sciences of the United States since 1987. He is the author of numerous articles as well as four books on medicine, three on medicine and law, and one on medical history.
In his spare time, Dr. Ficarra enjoys gardening, opera, and antiques. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Jean Augustine.