continued The cover images set the scene. The main photo is the Hudson River, looking upriver from the Route 28N bridge in North Creek. The three smaller images are of Dr. James Morrissey, Nathan Farb taking a photo on top of an Adirondack peak, and a view of a steamer on Lake George from the property of his uncle, Glens Falls dentist Richard Garrett.
In addition to the vignettes about Way’s patients, there are stories about doctors practicing in the Adirondacks, including his wife, Dr. Harriet Busch, who also works for HHHN; his boss at HHHN, Dr. John Rugge; Dr. Harry DePan, a Glens Falls surgeon who died in 2010; Dr. James Morrissey, a cardiologist in Glens Falls; and Dr. Daniel O’Keefe, “who delivered 10,000 babies in his career but decided to retire while he was still healthy and has enjoyed a whole second life after medicine.”
Way was so successful in compiling stories for this book, he decided to take out an entire section, the one about World War II veterans.
“I wrote too many stories, so I actually had to delete about a third of the text of the original manuscript,” Way said. “And everything that I deleted was stories that I wrote about patients of mine who are World War II veterans. So I had this whole section of the book devoted to World War II veterans. I cut that out because those stories were very long and very detailed and had many pictures in them.”
The section on World War II veterans will be the genesis of Way’s third book, the second for Indian Lake Press. It is expected to be published within a couple of years.
Way was born and raised in Glens Falls, and he lives in Glens Falls and Indian Lake. Surrounded by a family of artists, he’s always had a need to create things.