My career has had two major aspects: medical and literary. In academic medicine, I became an academic pathologist, specialized in pediatric pathology, and contributed over 200 articles in my field of specialization, plus two medical, technical books. I retired in 2001, my last job was as a Professor of pathology at Northwestern University. On the literary side, I wrote 20 books of essays, (11 originally written in English, 9 in Spanish, my maternal language), on a wide variety of subjects, chiefly centered upon the body. These works have been translated in 10 different languages and earned some important national and international prizes (Soc. Midland Authors, 1985; Merck Prize in Rome, Italy, 2014). Some of my work appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and a number of Spanish language publications