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Healers Of Our Age Portrait Collection1945-1960
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Biography

Biographical Note

"On coming to the New World and the sunshine of freedom from troubled Armenia at the age of 15, my original desire was to be a physician. This was not meant to be. But I have had the supreme joy of portraying with my camera those men and women who are devoted to the art and the science of healing. I have had the privilege of being welcomed into their consultation rooms, operating theatres, and laboratories where significant advances for the benefit of human welfare were being accomplished. Although these men and women differ in outlook and personality, they are united by their common desire to relieve suffering, whether of the body or the spirit. I am proud and happy that this photographic collection, 'Healers of Our Age' - the first portfolio in an ongoing series for the benefit of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Endowment - will assist in the preservation, enhancement and accessibility of our medical historical heritage." - Yousuf Karsh