Physician went quietly about his work
I wrote some time before:
There seemed to be a lot going on in Pineville and Wyoming County sometimes back in the forties. Children were interested in the things kids get attracted to. There was , of course, the war. Everyone's life was affected by it and playing soldier was as much a part of a kid' life as playing cowboy.
But other things were going on around us that went almost unnoticed--important, interesting things.
There was a doctor who had an office and living quarters down the street. We all knew that he was a good doctor because our parents told us that he was. We knew that he was married to a local woman who had worked for him earlier. We knew that he had this beautiful, olive-skinned daughter who was well-liked but did not play with the other kids that often.
Dr.. Khorozian was (we learned later) of Armenian descent. He did not speak English without an accent . But we all knew him as a nice person who appeared to be always busy at something.
What we did not know until we were much older was that at a convention of the American Medical Association in Chicago, Dr. Khorozian was recognized for discovering a type of human body cell. In plain language, the doctor explained that the cell acted as a sort of "servant' to other cells.
It carried healing agents such as sulfa drugs to other cells.
Over 7000 doctors in attendance paid honor to a physician from "a village of less than 800 population.
When talking to my parents and some other citizens who were around at the time, I learned that everyone was very proud that our little town was on the map for a brief period.
But Dr. Khorozian returned to his little office and lab to resume his work and quietly treat the patients in his home town.
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