Two Centuries, Two Countries, Two Husbands: A Memoir By Luisa Stigol, M.D.
Publish Date: 2015-03-27
Author: Luisa C. Stigol M.D.
Remembrances Two Centuries, Two Countries, Two Husbands chronicles the life of a successful Buenos Aires-born woman who straddles two countries and two very different medical worlds during a century of transition. Luisa Stigol received her medical degree in Buenos Aires during the oppressive reign of President Juan Peron when his party dominated Argentina. Ten years later, Stigol relocated her family to Boston where, for thirty years, she was a pediatrician connected with the Harvard Childrens Hospital. Follow Stigols candid descriptions of a doctors sometimes painful, sometimes joyful encounters with patients and their families, during a career that reflects dramatic changes occurring in medical care. Stigols personal life intertwines with her challenges as a physician. Paradoxically, a woman who succeeded in a challenging medical career was unaware of the painful reality that she was married to a man consumed by alcohol dependency. That and Stigols successful battle with cancer lets readers bear witness to the life of a physician whose experiences additionally reflect the transition in a womans role.