Robert Schultz speaks with a resident, and poses for portrait in operating room, at the Durham VA Medical Center.Robert Schultz, although a Jersey boy at heart, presently lives in Raleigh, NC, with his wife, Debbie, and three children. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1969 and, after exploring the world, went on to receive an M.D. degree from Cornell University and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Harvard. Now retired from private practice Robert enjoys giving back to the medical profession by serving on the teaching faculty in the department of orthopaedics at Duke University. His book Street Smarts for the Practicing Physician and Surgeon helps serve towards that purpose. He remains a student of existential discovery.

His book, Autobiography of a Baby Boomer, Robert tells the story of his hippy journey between college and medical school.

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In Autobiography of a Baby Boomer you'll follow the journey of a postmodernist baby-boomer from Father Knows Best middle class Fair Lawn, New Jersey to the hippy trail through Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

From the beaches of Formentera to prison in Afghanistan to seeking Nirvana in India and back, Schultz shares in a delightful writing style anecdotes of pleasure, humor, suspense, fear, and reflection that ultimately transformed him into a well-respected orthopaedic surgeon.

The overland journey in search of something more than he could find at Cornell University Medical College covers four years during a time when dropping out, turning on, and free-love were the gospel.

Through his travels, drugs, séances, very far-out Road People, and his parents unremitting love, author Robert Schultz comes to truly appreciate the American way of life. In an admittedly unconventional way, Schultz discovers the rather conventional joy of having a family and the awesome responsibility that comes with it.

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