Until about three years ago, the name Andreas Vesalius meant absolutely nothing to me. Then one of the longtime members of our group of writers, Ron Blumenfeld – who is a gifted journalist and now a published historical novelist – brought us the first segments of this Vesalius manuscript that he hoped he could publish. .. One day.
As he read these opening segments aloud to us on quiet Sunday mornings, mesmerizing our group with rich, lively language, I felt like Ron’s new foray into novel writing was going somewhere. . And our group of longtime writers surely believed so too.