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"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity."
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), Pro Publio Sestio

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8265:History > Oral History

submitted by Archie Kalokerinos on 03.10.2005

Archie Kalokerinos. Medical School, Internship, Ship's Surgeon.

From the book MEDICAL PIONEER OF THE 20TH CENTURY

CHAPTER 3

MEDICAL SCHOOL


The relaxation of entry requirements into the faculty of medicine resulted in a record number of enrolments. Three hundred students, more than twice the usual number, crowded into the lecture theatres of the Old Medical School and hoped to eventually be tagged with the title of ‘Doctor’. There were, however, some major hurdles to overcome. Six years of study would ...

8261:History > Oral History

submitted by Archie Kalokerinos on 03.10.2005

Archie Kalokerinos. Parents and Childhood.

From the book MEDICAL PIONEER OF THE 20TH CENTURY

CHAPTER 1

MY FATHER AND MOTHER


According to family folklore, my father’s family originated in Constantinople, about 1500 AD. During the next 400 years there are records of Kalokerinos men in Crete and the little island of Kythera that is situated between Crete and the mainland of Greece. Movements seemed to be random in nature but were probably initiated by three factors -business, trade ...