How I Became a Radiologist
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My long-term plan was to follow the path of Professor Bobek; to become an internist examining my patients by x-ray and doing research. To get experience in radiology, I signed up in my fourth year of medical studies for the course of Diagnostic Radiology held by Dr. Frantisek Dulik, Chief of Radiology, at Pilsen Military Hospital. I was one of three students enrolled. Dr. Dulik was an experienced radiologist who taught us the practice of x-ray examinations. Seeing my great interest in radiology, he suggested that I let him know when I completed my basic military training. I did, and after 4 months as a physician at a battalion in Pilsen (interestingly at the same barracks where I was in Technische Nothilfe during the war), I was transferred to the Radiology Department of the Central Military Hospital in Prague. Dr. Dulik was the new Chief of Radiology there. It was on March 15, 1951, one day after the birth of our daughter Eva. My wife and daughter stayed with my parents in Pilsen.