For three years in the 1960s, Vladimir Tsesis - inestimable Soviet doctor and irrepressible jester - was stationed in a village where racing tractor drivers tossed vodka bottles to each other for sport; where farmers and townspeople secretly mocked and tried to endure the Communist way of life; where milk for children, running water, and adequate electricity were rare; where the world's smallest motley parade became the country's longest; and where one compulsively amorous Communist Party leader met a memorable, chilling fate.
In Why We Remain Jews, Dr. Vladimir Tsesis describes the path he traversed from religious ignorance to strong belief in the Jewish religion. Tsesis assigns a special place to the proof of his conclusion that religion and science - especially in light of recent discoveries - are not antagonists but are in fact in complete harmony, supplementing and not excluding each other.
Dealing with children not only as patients but also as people, Dr. Tsesis earns admission to their personal stories and viewpoints. This is a poignant look at the life of a primary-care doctor, interweaving patients and family life.
"Boring and Bland"
All in the Family, Doctor Included is a work of love and dedication that honors the human spirit at all ages. Vladimir Tsesis once again brings us poignant moments, cozy chuckles, and sage advice from his busy pediatrics practice.