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Truth be told I've published two novels, with the third going into production soon. They are the first three in the Neonatal ICU series and feature my feckless doppelgänger, Dr Eli Kurz.
This blog tells the story that goes back six decades when I was a college senior who dropped out of Physics 1 and transferred to Physics for English majors . Why? Because I'm wired to think with words, and not so much with numbers, and I'd received my acceptance to medical school. There will be digressions about my successes and failures, good advice and bad advice that I've stumbled upon, Ulysses-like, along the way.
For most of his life, the author has been immersed in the drama of NICU’s in settings as diverse as Boston Children’s Hospital and Martin Luther King Jr. County Hospital in Los Angeles. He is an authority in the field of neonatology, having published leading textbooks in the field and hundreds of research papers. He graduated from Harvard College with honors in English, and more recently completed an MA in English and creative writing from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Taeusch has studied fiction writing at Squaw Valley Community of Writers, UC-Berkeley, and Harvard, and with Tom Jenks, Joan Leegant, Risa Miller, and Tom Parker. His short stories have been published in Manhattan Literary, Southern Indiana Review, Hurricane Review, Epicenter, Ilanot Journal, Jewish Fiction.net, Wimpole Street Gazette, and anthologized in Israel Short Stories.
Why the choice of fiction now? Ralph Waldo Emerson said fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. A major similarity between fiction and science is that both require figuring things out, one using predominantly emotional intelligence and the other mostly reasoning with both strongly affected by the other.
--TB Newman. The power of stories over statistics British Medical Journal, 2003 Dec 20;327(7429):1424-7. doi: 10.1136/bmj.327.7429.1424.
Taeusch now lives in Jerusalem, Israel. Why? That's another story.
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