YOUR VIEW: Remembering Drs. Formica, father and son

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017 20:00
Written by Navaratnas Mohanraj

New Britain

To the Editor:

The cities of New Britain and Bristol and their environs lost an excellent physician 10 days ago in a tragic automobile accident.

Since my arrival in New Britain in 1975, I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Joseph Formica and his son, Dr. Nicholas Formica. Joe was a surgeon of the old school, meticulous in dress and bearing, and was considered one of the best in the area.

Nick trained as a rheumatologist and spent his whole career relieving the pain and suffering of thousands of arthritic patients. Personally, I was impressed by his diagnostic acumen when he cleared up a mystery, diagnosing psoriatic arthritis by finding an almost invisible patch of psoriasis hidded in the patient’s scalp.

All of his colleagues, friends and his patients will miss him.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Letters on Thursday, 27 April 2017 20:00. Updated: Thursday, 27 April 2017 20:03.