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Lee S. Segal - Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Book Title: Mornings on Horseback

Author: David McCullough

Book Description:

Many years ago I heard David McCullough reminisce about his cherished library card from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, and I share those same valued memories. Every Saturday morning I would visit the main library near the University of Pittsburgh by bus, and after returning the books taken out from a previous visit, I would take out the maximum number of books allowed. That tattered and worn out library card represented my passage to other times, other continents, and other people's lives. In retrospect, it was not what I read that was important, but the mere fact that reading became and continues to be an important part of my life. I chose Mornings on Horseback, though I could have selected any one of David McCullough's books, as it was my introduction to Theodore Roosevelt and the Victorian age, topics that have remained an ongoing area of interest for me. I dedicate my promotion to professor in orthopaedics and rehabilitation to my mother, who always took pride in my achievements; to my father, who has given me his unwavering support and encouragement; and to my wife and my children, not only for their support, but for their understanding of the demands placed upon and dedication required of those in the medical profession.

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