Tuesday Twitterings…A journey to be a Doctor…


Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday Twitterings…

Recently I posted about a chefs journey to become a doctor…This piqued my interest as you know I am a firm believer that we can through our diet determines our health to a point…

I started off by being fascinated by this chefs journey to combine the two …but that quickly grew into concern as the momentum surrounding colour and prejudice has increased I have been increasingly saddened about all the other injustices in the world and to be fully inclusive they all must be addressed and rectified… People are STILL judged either by their religion, colour, creed or disability…

Today’s story …Can you become a doctor if you are blind?

Dr Jacob Bolotin -January 3 1888-April 1 1924.

The worlds first totally blind physician fully licensed to practice medicine. Wikipedia

Some were amazed at what he achieved with little technology …others feel that it was a bonus and gave him an advantage…I find that very demeaning and shows a lack of respect for his tenacity and will to achieve his dreams…

Anyone who is blind, deaf or bodily disabled still has a brain and frankly a better brain than many of us…I want to live in a world (and) yes I can hear the naysayers…There is nothing wrong with wanting the best education for EVERYONE regardless of the barriers …

There is also nothing wrong in expecting everyone to be kind and mindful of someone who is different and of knowing how they are different and accepting that they can learn and grow by learning and accepting differences…

In memory of Dr Jacob Bolotin, there are the Jacob Bolotin Awards...

The organiser of the awards wanted someone who has benefitted from his trailblazing ways to speak…This is a good read but even in these supposedly enlightened times what stood out for me was that another student uttered these words…“Why are you here?”

Please meet Dr Tim  Cordes a practicing physician completing his last year of residency. Dr Cordes was a recipient of a National Federation of the Blind scholarship in 1995.

There are numerous other types of work in medicine, and blind persons have been discouraged, if not barred, from entering most of them…

It’s true that vision loss leads to some limitations — blind people can’t drive cars or pilot aeroplanes, for instance. But that doesn’t mean they can’t live full, independent lives on par with their sighted peers.

Hearing is the basic sense for blind people, while for the sighted is their vision.

However, rather than focusing on what people can’t do, we should be focusing on what they can do and empower them… Whether they choose to become athletes, artists, or professionals, individuals who are blind can and do lead rich, fulfilling lives, like anyone else. It’s time to accept that blind workers can thrive in whatever career they desire — when employers, schools, colleges, university’s give them the chance.

If you are dumb you have sign language…Blind you have Braille…


The tenacity of inventors leaves me in awe sometimes…and advances to braille are being made all the time now…

Surely the world would be a happier place, we would all be healthier in mind and maybe body…if we accepted and embraced everyone for who they are…xx

Thank you for reading and remember… Don’t judge a book by its cover”  Quote by George Eliot…be kind and not judgemental we are all the same underneath our skin…and all our blood runs RED…

See you tomorrow for the next A-Z with a twist…Have a lovely day, make a change and smile …be happy as laughter is the best medicine…Love Carol x

26 thoughts on “Tuesday Twitterings…A journey to be a Doctor…

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      1. koolkosherkitchen

        Certainly, and that’s why our adopted son who had been diagnosed with SED (Severe Emotional Disability) and clinical depression when we got him, eventually became a mental health professional.

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  2. petespringerauthor

    Great story, Carol! I had never heard of Jacob Bolotin until this piece. How inspiring to think that he made such contributions to medicine despite this handicap.

    My grandmother used to have a Braille typewriter that I found fascinating as a child. She transcribed printed material to Braille for some of the blind students she worked with.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Wow, Pete what a wonderful memory…I am always in awe at some peoples aspirations regardless of their limitations physically it puts me to shame at times…I dream of the day when we are fully inclusive regardless but I suppose that is expecting too much of society ..but I can dream it gets just a little better …Thank you for popping in, Pete and sharing your memory …have a lovely week 🙂 xx

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  3. beetleypete

    Great respect to any blind person who overcomes lack of sight and the prejudice of others to pursue a career that is important to them. It’s very hard to qualify as a doctor when you are fully sighted, so it just goes to show that their determination is unstoppable.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Tabula Rasa

    You might like dr Rudy Aujla aka The Doctors Kitchen who is a GP but is trying to improve the life of his patients with diet and also get the NHS to spend far more time training doctors on nutrition.

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  5. marianbeaman

    What a fascinating story. I imagine that the deficient in one sense causes the other senses to be amplified. Thanks for featuring a talented person I would otherwise not know anything about, Carol!

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