Almost a month ago, Vladimir Milov allowed himself an impartial statement about one of the most famous doctors of our time - Dr. Leonid Roshal. Despite the calls of his many supporters who stood up to defend the honor and dignity of the surgeon, Roshal did not want to develop this conflict. He wrote about this in response to a letter from St. Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, in which he offered the famous surgeon legal assistance. And although controversy about this is still raging - people want at least administrative punishment for insults for Milov - the pediatrician simply continues to do what he knows best - to save the lives of children.
Roshal began his career in medicine with a surgeon's assistant: while still a schoolboy, without medical education, he miraculously managed to get a job as an assistant to a local surgeon and give him instruments during operations. After graduation, Leonid Mikhailovich began working as a pediatrician in a Moscow polyclinic, and then worked as a pediatric surgeon at the Moscow Regional Clinical Research Institute for twenty years. During this time, he received his Ph.D. and doctoral degrees, founded a center for newborn surgery in the Moscow region. The doctor has repeatedly traveled abroad to help children affected by earthquakes, military conflicts and terrorist attacks. For many years he has been a member of a dozen public health and charity organizations, as well as a huge number of awards.
However, Roshal is known not only as a physician and public figure, but also as a writer. He has professional articles and monographs on emergency surgery, pulmonology, pediatrics, and more artistic work. On his 75th birthday, he published a collection of essays "Passing", and a little later a book that became a reference for many Russian families - "Your Child: How to Protect." It briefly, accessible and without unnecessary terminology outlines the basics of providing first aid to a kid in trouble. Roshal knows firsthand how often a child's life before the arrival of doctors depends on those who are nearby - parents and other relatives.
As for his professional activities, now the famous doctor is already 87 years old, and he operates less and less, although he has the strength, the doctor assures. According to Leonid Mikhailovich, his main task during this period of his life is to train a shift of young pediatric surgeons. Roshal is concurrently President of the Moscow Research Institute of Emergency Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology, President of the National Medical Chamber, one of the co-chairs of the Central Headquarters of the All-Russian Popular Front. But he still does not have time to write the continuation of the collection of essays:
“To do this, you need to take a breath, add fresh thoughts, and recently it has not been written too much. The mood, to be honest, is not the same."