Peter Berczeller was born in Austria in 1931 and has just celebrated his 85th birthday. He spent part of his childhood in France, after the Nazis drove his family out of Austria. He lived in the United States for 50 years, and was a practicing internist in New York City for 32 of those years. He still teaches at the New York University School of Medicine, where he is a Professor in the Department of Medicine. He lives with his wife and dog in the Dordogne, in France. HIs book Doctors and Patients: What We Feel About You (Macmillan) gathered favorable notice, notably in the New York Times Book Review. He has also recently published a memoir, The Little White Coat, in German translation in Vienna.