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Souvenirs: Around the World in Ninety Years: A Book of Memoirs

Ovary, Zoltan

ISBN 10: 0966287819 / ISBN 13: 9780966287813
Published by India Ink Press, 1999
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the half-title page: "To Charlie J-- from / Zoltan Ovary / 1999 December." Book is square and unmarked; one corner, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not priced; faint damp stain to bottom of front panel; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007423

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Title: Souvenirs: Around the World in Ninety Years:...

Publisher: India Ink Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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A book of memoirs by the world's oldest full-time immunologist, Souvenirs starts in Transylvanian Hungary and goes around the world as it evokes a century of enthusiasts, famous and unknown, who have found inspiration and sustenance in science and the arts. The book's rich itinerary includes such places as Paris, Rome, Venice, Budapest, London, Sao Paulo, Bessarabia, Syria, Kyoto, Fiji, Borneo, Beijing, and New York. Souvenirs brims with stories about Nobel laureates, diplomats, and artists, including Bela Bartok, who frequented Dr. Ovary's childhood home, Salvador Dali, Birgit Nilsson, and Dr. Ovary's godmother, the Baroness Karola Bornemissza, the first woman in the world to fly in a plane. Dr. Ovary looks lovingly to the past yet continues to find inspiration in the world of chance and possibility. Breathing through each decade of the century, Souvenirs is one man's farewell to this century and invitation to the next.

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Zoltan Ovary, who was born in Transylvania in 1907, is a professor and scientist at the New York University (NYU) Medical School, where he also organized the long-running concert and recital series. He has written more than 300 articles for professional publications, including Science and Notes (a journal for musicians). In 1984, NYU started the annual Zoltan Ovary Symposium to celebrate his work and his inspirational role.

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