Wireless Spy, Then Doctor
About the Book
Eighteen-year-old Paul Moffitt’s life as a spy began with his involvement in the interception of Japanese radio messages in May of 1942, two days after he became an Australian soldier. He spent more than three years intercepting wireless messages during World War II. He later became a doctor, committing sixty-three years of his life to medical practice and making strides in the battle against diabetes. In My Way, Paul includes stories of murder and suicide (attempted or successful) by cyanide, arsenic, thallium, shotgun, or rifle in different towns, cities, and countries; tales of accidental problems caused by consumption of black licorice or the near collision of large ships at sea; serious stories of doctors and patients; and some lighter stories as well, along with some personal opinions. Meant to both entertain and teach, this book offers insight into Paul’s long and interesting life, telling an array of tales—from the fascinating to the frightening.
About the Author
Paul Moffitt rejected attending university in 1942 to become an Australian soldier intercepting Japanese wireless messages. Post-war, he became a doctor in many different fields and started the first Diabetes Education and Stabilization Centre in Australia. Having received the Order of Australia, he is still active in teaching a high standard of medical practice.