The American Doctor by Salvatore Forcina
Born in Italy during World War I, Salvatore Forcina was a young boy who survived all odds by living through his young childhood without any real or proper shelter. Like many Italians during this time, a month after turning eight years old his parents followed this migration to Argentina, a developing country at the time rich with natural resources and hope for a more stable life. Sent away to live with Redemptorist priests for seven long years as the only available option to study, this young boy struggled emotionally and psychologically with no social outlets and little emotional development. Salvatore’s dream to study medicine and help people propelled him to carry on and continue his education, eventually being educated and living on three different continents, each with a new language to learn and master. Despite his meager beginnings which provided no social and little educational opportunity and despite the many years and setbacks it took him to accomplish this, his goal was ultimately accomplished because of his sheer determination. This true-life story is motivating, uplifting and based on what genuine love of family can provide to someone.
Dr. Salvatore J. Forcina, M.D. was born in Scauri, Italy in 1941. This was the time of World War I and the war and its aftermath presented locals with few options other than to flee their homes and later, ultimately their country. At eight years old he moved to Azul, Argentina where he attended Jovenado, a sleepaway school for boys run by Redemptorist priests. Salvatore’s dream to study medicine and help people propelled him to carry on and continue his education, eventually being educated and living on three different continents, each with a new language to learn and master.
Imprint: Gaudium Publishing
approx. 276 pp., 6 x 9 in. (229 x 152 mm)
Date of Publication: March 14, 2023