It was with significant irony and nostalgia that I serendipitously read the Jan. 3 Editorial section and Michael Putney’s insightful commentary, Wolfe at our door.
It’s about a novel by Tom Wolfe regarding his satirical musings on life in Miami.
Just below that Dr. Tanya Zarkison, a recently-transplanted Jackson Memorial Hospital trauma surgeon, comments on the daily tragedies that occur across inner city hospitals.
It was almost 35 years ago, in that very same emergency room that hatched my career as a surgeon, that Michael Putney shadowed me during a week in the life of a third-year medical student for a piece that appeared in the Sunday Tropic Magazine.
While these two columns accurately capture the vastly different city that Miami is today, compared to my student days, in my opinion there’s no better place to reside, warts and all.
Alan Matarasso, M.D.,New York