Book Highlight: Dr. Lajos (Louis) Kasza
Hardships and Joys of an Exiled Cancer Researcher -- A Fictionalized Autobiography of Politics and Cancer.
Dr. Louis Kasza escaped the scorched remains of Europe after World War II when his homeland of Hungary was lost in the grips of communism. He recounts his life through his fictionalized autobiography, Hardships and Joys of an Exiled Cancer Researcher: The Life of a Political Refugee in America and England.
Hardships and Joys recounts the era after World War II and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The author offers a personal account of the abuses of the communist regime. For his involvement in the Hungarian Revolution, Kasza became a marked man. He escaped Hungary through Austria and later found his way to America. He asked for political asylum, and it was granted. In his new free surroundings, he was able to perform ground-breaking cancer research and discovered 12 previously unknown viruses, some of which cause tumors.
Kasza's novel is not just a scientist's pursuit of curing disease and unearthing viruses. He also details his romantic liaisons. With love and joy comes pain, and he recounts how he lost his two greatest loves. All these events mix with often humorous and peculiar encounters with a variety of physicians, soldiers, politicians and friends, "ranging in intelligence and loyalty." His unique life and point of view combine to tell an exciting story and provide a record of a historical period, gone, but not forgotten.
Hardships and Joys is a grandiose work in scope and a thoroughly entertaining autobiography with the depth of a great literary work. Dr. Kasza now resides in South Florida and is a member of the Miami Hungarian Workshop. He lived in six countries whose political establishments ranged from extreme dictatorships to great democracies. He dedicated his life to medical research and teaching at universities. He has published more than 100 articles in various field journals during his career, and a numbered of viruses are registered in his name by international and scientific communities. Hardships and Joys is his first novel. Purchase on
Other books by Dr. Louis Kasza
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Elso alkalommal adományozott díszpolgári címet Karmacs község képviselo-testülete. A kitünteto címet dr. Kasza Lajos vehette át az elmúlt vasárnap tartott bensoséges ünnepségen Targuba Árpád polgármestertol.
Az 1920-ban Karmacson született dr. Kasza Lajos a budapesti Állatorvosi
Egyetemen szerez diplomát, ahol ezt követoen tanársegéd
lesz a parazitológiai tanszéken. Késobb Kéthely–Marcali
térségében dolgozik állatorvosként,
majd 1952 áprilisiában visszamegy Budapestre, az Állategészségügyi
Intézetbe. 1956-ban Amerikába emigrál.
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