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1 Vroman, Leo, author-artist Flight 800 / Vlucht 800
Merrick, New York, USA Cross-Cultural Communications 1997 0893041882 / 9780893041885 First / Limited Signed & Numbered Paperback Sewn New Poetry & Art Leo Vroman In Memoriam to the victims of the tragedy
A poetic-scientific, bilingual (Dutch-English) mini-epic depicting the tragedy of Flight 800 by Holland's leading poet, artist, scientist, currently living in Ft. Worth, Texas: "Better homesick than Holland." Leo Vroman was born in 1915, in Gouda, and studied biology in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he met Georgine Sanders ("Tineke") who had come from Indonesia to study medicine. He escaped to England when his country surrendered to Germany in 1940, went to Indonesia where he finished his studies, published cartoon strips, and was a POW in Indonesia and Japan. Liberated in 1945, he came to the United States, started his research on blood coagulation and platelet function in New Brunswick, New Jersey, was joined by Tineke and married her in 1947. They have two daughters. Vroman continued his research, first in Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, then at the V.A. Medical Center in Brooklyn, and finally at Columbia University in New York. In 1997, hving lived in Brooklyn for 36 years, the couple moved to Ft. Worth, Texas. Apart from his scientific work and cartoon strips, he had (by 1997) published 36 volumes of poetry, including the present volume and to other bilingual ones (both published by Cross-Cultural Communications), and about 15 volumes of prose. He received awards for both his scientific work in the U.S. and for his poetry in the Netherlands, among others the National Poetry Award in 1965, silver medal from the Royal Academy of Sciences, and in 1996 the VSB Award. 
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