The Doctor's Lounge

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Webmaster: The articles listed below were written by Dr. Peter Carl Graffagnino, my father, from 1962 to 1981. All articles were published in the Bulletin of the Muscogee County (Georgia) Medical Society, either as editorials, or in his column titled "The Doctor's Lounge". He was the editor of that journal during those twenty years, and "The Doctor's Lounge" was his soap box.

Dad was born in New Orleans, February 14, 1916, and had a successful career as a doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was known as "Carl" only to his family of origin in New Orleans; to his wife and all of his many friends he was just "Graff" - "Doctor Graff" to his patients and medical associates. Two of us were privileged to call him just "Dad."

Both my brother and I were born in New Orleans, but grew up in Columbus, Georgia, where the family moved in 1950.

Dad wrote on many subjects.

His favorites seemed to be politics, the state of the medical profession, the threat of social change on the society, the country and the world at the time, and his wartime experiences as a medical officer during the allied invasion of Italy in World War II, his capture by the Germans following the landing at Anzio, and his year long confinement in various German Prisoner of War camps. His wartime experiences are something he never talked much about at home; most of what I know about his experiences come from the articles outlined below.

Dad died in January of 1984.

The idea of publishing his writings has come up a number of times over the years. This is my attempt to make his efforts available to those who have expressed a desire to see the articles in print. My sincere thanks to Ms. Barbara Dent, whose work with the scanner has made these web pages a possibility.

Bob Graffagnino, April 2002
Columbus, Ohio

Comments welcome:

--- 358 of 436 articles now available online ---
Wartime Experience

Medicine and the Evils of Modernization, Rising Costs, and Social Change

Humor, Satire, and Downright Outrageous Lampoon

Nostalgia, Thoroughbred Horses, Travel, and Family Matters

Politics: View from the Right

Modern Times - Current Events

Miscellaneous Personal Tributes, Letters, Book Reviews, and Items of Local Interest