“The doctor without silverware” Alexandru Pesamosca
Alexandru Pesamosca was a brilliant children’s surgeon who saved the health of many, being known for not doing medicine for money. “Tata Pesi” as he was also called, opera and many orphaned children. He treated everyone and never accepted money from patients. If someone offered him money, he would kick him out. If he received food packages, he would share them with those in the hospital.
He loved medicine so much that in the last part of his life he lived in a reserve of the hospital in the budimex life, although he would have had the opportunity to live in an ordinary dwelling. In recent years he did not operate anymore, but only gave instructions to the surgeons who came to ask for his help.
In the summer of 2011, he was admitted to the Floreasca Hospital due to heart and kidney diseases. He died on the morning of September 1, 2011, at the age of 81. “Professor Pesamosca’s wish was to end in the place he loved very much, in his job, which had also become his home,” according to the same close family.