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June 1994

Paul Boeder, PhD: Ophthalmology Oral History Series: A Link With Our Past

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Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(6):746. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090180044030

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This paperback book has introductions by Dr Boeder's former colleagues Frederick C. Blodi, MD; Hansjoerg E. Kolder, MD; Melvin L. Rubin, MD; and Bruce E. Spivey, MD, who justly and elegantly honor Dr Boeder. The book is organized as a series of questions by the interviewer, Sally Hughes, PhD, and answers by Dr Boeder. The interview starts with questions about Dr Boeder's early childhood and family life in Germany before World War I and goes on to bring out the history of hunger during World War I and the terrible casualties that occurred for now-forgotten causes in Germany and Europe. Paul Boeder left Germany as a young man at the height of post—World War I inflation and arrived in the United States with no money and no job. After several jobs, he went back to school and did well. While in college, the father of a rich friend provided funds

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