Family and Medicine: Memories and Reflections is a journey that starts in the small town of Crystal Falls, Michigan, where the author learned the values of humble living and a hard work ethic. Stories of growing up in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan include those of his family, the people and the community, influences, that serve as a significant foundation to this day.
At the University of Michigan, Jack met his wife, Nonnie, and the two of them became beloved Wolverine fans through good times and bad. This time was special as their relationship grew and the realities of World War II played a role in the decisions made.
The book next takes the reader on a journey to Philadelphia where the author studied medicine at the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. This memoire provides an interesting look at the way things were in medical school in the mid 1940's.
Augustana Hospital in Chicago was the site for his residency in family medicine and surgery. The stories abound of medicine, faith and family as he settled in Maquoketa, Iowa with his wife and eight children. Reflections of his life as an officer in the army, medical examiner and small town doc reveal a passion for medicine, the human story and a deep faith.