Anyone who has watched the news or read a newspaper is likely aware that the United States is facing a crisis in health care delivery. In The Color of Atmosphere, Dr. Maggie Kozel provides her personal slant on this crisis in the context of the changing nature of her pediatric health care practice.
This engaging memoir opens with the story of Dr. Kozel’s less-than-ideal childhood, which sparked both an interest in medicine and the drive to become a doctor. Her journey to (and through) college, medical school, and residency is presented in a crisp, clear voice. The stories of her personal and professional lives intertwine; she marries a colleague (a neurologist) and at the completion of their residencies the two move to Japan to fulfill their educational obligations to the U.S. Navy.
In Japan, Dr. Kozel gets