BARBED-WIRE SURGEONis the one-time bestselling WWII memoir written by Dr. Alfred A. Weinstein.
is his heroic survival story of forty months as a P.O.W. in numerous
prison camps in the Philippines and Japan. The book explores the nature
of man, good and bad, when thrust into horrific wartime conditions from
the perspective of an Army surgeon exposed to the same deprivation as
his fellow soldiers. Intertwined is a touching love story with him and
Hanna Kaunitz, an Austrian Jew whose family escaped the Nazi’s by taking
refuge in the Philippines.
In December 2013,Barbed-Wire Surgeonwas republished once more by Deeds Publishing after being out of print for almost 50 years.