Arturo Belleza Rotor
Biography of Arturo Belleza Rotor
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Arturo Belleza Rotor was from the Philippines, trained at Johns Hopkins University, and later served as dean of the medical school of the University of the Philippines. He was an accomplished musician, and a internationally respected writer of both fiction and non-fiction--arguably the best of the Filipino short story writers of the period 1930's-1980's. He was a charter member of the Philippine Book Guild, its initial publication was Rotor's "The Wound And The Scar", despite his protests that
someone else should have been selected.
During World War II Rotor served as secretary to Manuel Quezon (1878–1944), the Philippine president in exile. He was also an orchid fancier and breeder and had an orchid species named after him as well.