A Physician’s Personal Account of the Yom Kippur War
January 9, 2019 , 12:30 am - 1:30 am
Dr. Itzhak Brook, author of “In the Sands of Sinai,” served in the Israeli army as a medic in the Six-Day War in 1967 and as a battalion physician during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. He later served in the medical corps of the US Navy for 27 years. Dr. Brook will give historical background on the Yom Kippur War and its effects on the Israeli society, as well as his own personal experiences and challenges as a battalion physician in the Sinai.
He will speak on the physical and psychological traumas his soldiers had to cope with, the effect of religion on them, the cost of war in human life and suffering, the challenges of caring for wounded enemy soldiers, and the daily struggle for survival in the difficult war that threatened Israel’s existence.