Longtime Aucklanders will recall well Dr Cyril Sherer and his wife Ruth who were active community members during the late 1940s and 1950s.
Now 96-years-old, Dr Sherer has just published his book, "Cases and Crises: A Physician's Saga" which tells his story through case histories, from a New Zealand housewife to princesses in Tsarist Russia, Ethiopia and Thailand.
Born in London in 1921, he graduated from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1945. After serving as medical officer in the NZ Army of Occupation in Japan from 1946-1948, he spent the next 13 years in Auckland in general practice.
In a later interview, the couple realized that theirs was an “incredibly beautiful outdoors type of country, with lots of sheep, but it was very boring.” Cyril and Ruth decided to come on aliya in 1961 with their children, then aged 11, 10 and six
"Cases and Crises: A Physician's Saga" is published by Amazon in the United Kingdom and the United States.