She first began to write about her experiences in the late 1940s, to exorcise her recurring nightmares about the war. "It was a lot of death," recalls the Polish-born physician, who will appear at a booksigning at Dutton's in Brentwood on Feb. 6.
As a medical officer in the Czech Legion, Berler worked day and night, often with only an hour's sleep, to keep alive "young, mangled flesh, throbbing with fever;" or to treat the dying throngs on the battlefields.
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