The 98-year-old Hungarian doctor who still practices medicine

April 19. 2022. – 10:02 AM


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Dr. István Körmendi turned 98 in the summer of 2021, but he is still working as a general practitioner – and did so throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. He started attending medical university in 1941 – but had to do so in secret because of being of Jewish descent. (At the time Hungary had a law which did not permit Jews to attend university.) The Second World War interrupted his studies, but he finished them after the war. Today, he has patients he has known for 70 years. Subtitles: Dominic Spadacene

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