The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story

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In 1912, at the age of 24, Jacob Bolotin became the first totally blind physician fully licensed to practice medicine. By the time he was thirty, he was one of the top heart and lung specialists in Chicago. This dramatic reading of the new biography, The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story by Rosalind Perlman, reveals the amazing life of a remarkable man who was born blind to poor immigrant parents in Chicago in 1888.

In this inspiring and entertaining book, the author drew on the memories of her husband, Alfred, who was Dr. Bolotin s nephew, to bring Doctor Jake back into the spotlight. Alfred and his widowed mother had lived with the Bolotins for the four years preceding the doctor's early death in 1924 at the age of 36. At that time, Jacob was well-known for the inspirational speeches he gave around the country to raise the awareness of the world to the plight of the blind and disabled. Five thousand people attended his funeral. The Blind Doctor is the vibrant story of a truly great man who was described in the words of his contemporaries:
It is one of the most amazing instances of mind triumphant over physical handicaps that the world has ever known... [Dr. Bolotin]will rank with Helen Keller as one of the wonderful blind persons of history.
--Philadelphia Inquirer, 1914 Dramatically read by actor and director Ed Giron, the 7-CD audio book brings this remarkable story to life.

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As a child growing up in Chicago, Rosalind Perlman had heard of the blind doctor, Dr. Jacob Bolotin, who was well-known and greatly admired by people in his native city and around the world. When she met her husband, Alfred Perlman, she learned that Dr. Bolotin's wife, Helen, was Alfred s aunt. Alfred and his widowed mother had lived with the Bolotins for four years until Dr. Bolotin tragic death at the age of 36 in 1924. Rosalind and Alfred always dreamed of writing a book about Dr. Bolotin to share the story of this amazing man who had devoted the last third of his short life to changing society s perception of what a blind person could do. Based on Alfred s vivid memories and those of his Aunt Helen, other friends and family members as well as media clippings, photos and other documents, Rosalind wrote many drafts of the book before her husband died in 2001. After Alfred s death, she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the book was completed. The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story is the result.

Review:

The Blind Doctor is the moving and powerful story of a blind man who fought ignorance and prejudice to become one of the most respected physicians in Chicago. Everyone who reads Dr. Jacob Bolotin's story will learn that blindness is no barrier to a full life and great accomplishments. --Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind.

The Blind Doctor is easy reading a straight, chronological telling of Jacob Bolotin's life, from his humble beginnings as the youngest of seven children born to poor Jewish parents in Chicago in 1888, to his premature death at age 36. The story of his hardscrabble life in between will keep you turning the pages. --Teresa Budasi, Book Editor, Chicago SunTimes

Jacob Bolotin's exemplary life and his determination to overcome phenomenal challenges makes for inspirational and unforgettable reading. --The Midwest Book Review

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