Dr. Emanuel (Bud) Klein


DISCLOSURE: What follows is a very scant recounting that has been abstracted from my book ”On My Way: my journey to Secular Humanism”, which is now being prepared for printing by Publisher Jack Wayne, (one of Husbay’s own) at his Firm, “Memoir Publications” a subsidiary of “Three O’clock Press.”

I was born on March 8, 1929 in Far Rockaway, N.Y.. 

During my eleventh year of life I got my first real for pay job working in a cigar factory & retail cigar store.

My Bar Mitzvah activities became a personal disaster for me. I discarded my gift prayer book and tallis ( a prayer shawl).

At age 17, with the G.I Bill to soon go out of use for WWII vets, I quit High School and enlisted in The US Navy, serving as a Hospital Corpsman.

Since it was my intention to gain admission  to a New York College after discharge, I had to make up some High School course credits.  I served on night duty for most of a  summer to allow me to attend a private school for the missed High School classes. 

I attended Hofstra College in Hempstead N.Y. and took a job the nearby, to the college (Nassau County Hospital) as a Hospital Orderly.

I graduated from college Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology and Biology and was accepted as a Freshman Student at the University of Louisville Medical School in Kentucky.

I was elected President of my Medical School Fraternity  and was a Med School designated “Student Research Scholar.” 

In addition to my GI Bill supplement I earned cash or living accommodations by working in the Emergency Room on Saturday night shifts  and employment as a “ Sub Intern” at the Jewish Hospital.                  

I did my Internship year at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

My Residency training encompassed General Surgery, Urologic Surgery and Dermatology at The Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN.