Miami surgeon returns library book after 40 years

A physician from Miami returned to Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston, W.V., to return a book he checked out in the 1970s called So You Want to Be A Doctor, according to a local ABC Eyewitness News report.

Michael Kelly, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Miami Plastic Surgery, said he checked out the book when he was a student at Charleston High School, when he used to go to the Kanawha library every week, according to the report. He managed to hold on the book through 10 moves, from college to medical school to residency, he told Eyewitness News.

He said, "I actually found it very helpful because it went through step by step what it took to become a physician, both academically and from a training perspective" according to the report. Dr. Kelly recently found the book and decided to return it to the library along with a donation, according to the report.

He told Eyewitness News he hopes his story will inspire kids in Charleston to read.

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