Josh Bazell

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Joshua Arneas Bazell, born in 1970, is an American writer and medical doctor.

Bazell graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in English Literature. He has an M.D. from Columbia University and did his medical residency at the University of California, San Francisco.[1]

Private life[edit]

Bazell's father is Robert Bazell, chief science and health correspondent for NBC News. His mother is Ilene Tanz Gordon. His sister Rebecca Bazell is an illustrator and writer.[2]

In August 1982, Josh Bazell, then 12 years of age, and his family were left adrift at sea in a 14-foot (4.3 metre) aluminum boat when it ran out of fuel 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) from Grand Cayman island. Josh's father swam to shore to summon help but on returning, the boat with Margot (the step-mother), Rebecca and Josh aboard, had drifted away and could not be found. The search involved many private vessels, four military aircraft and a Coast Guard cutter. In the afternoon of the fourth day the Japanese tanker Arabia Addas happened upon the boat, which had drifted to a position 40 miles (64 km) from Grand Cayman. The family were re-united that night aboard the tanker. The family were afterwards described as "in absolutely perfect condition - a bit skinny and suntanned".[3]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Josh Bazell's debut novel, 'Beat the Reaper,' has bite, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 04, 2009
  2. ^ "Robert Bazell, Chief Science and Health Correspondent". 2010-09-11. Archived from the original on 2004-02-15. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  3. ^ r - Br (1982-08-16). "Family, Cayman islanders celebrate rescue at sea". Observer-Reporter via Google Search. p. A7. Retrieved 2012-09-15.

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