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Doctors of Another Calling
Physicians Who Are Known Best in Fields Other than Medicine
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This book provides wide ranging and comprehensive biographical sketches of forty-two doctors who are best known to the public for their contributions to fields outside of medicine. Largely written by members of the medical profession, the selection of doctors discussed here are those who are, or were, well-known to the public for their contributions to their non-medical fields of choice. In many cases, the readers may have been unaware that well known professionals in fields such as literature, exploration, business, sports, and entertainment was medically qualified.


CONTENTS Foreword (Howard Dean, MD) Acknowledgements (David K.C. Cooper) Table of Contents List of Illustrations Introduction (David K.C. Cooper) Chapter 1 St. Luke (1st century AD) -- The Most Widely-Read Physician (T. Jock Murray) Chapter 2 Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) -- Physician of the Soul (James E. Bailey) Chapter 3 Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) -- Celestial Physician (Michael E. Moran) Chapter 4 John Locke (1632-1704) -- Philosopher and Political Theorist (Barry Silverman) Chapter 5 Hans Sloane (1660-1753) -- The Ultimate Collector (Paul Berman) Chapter 6 Thomas Dover (1660-1742) -- Buccaneer on the High Seas (David K.C. Cooper) Chapter 7 Physician Patriots -- The Doctors Who Signed the American Declaration of Independence: Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), Lyman Hall (1724-1790), Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), Matthew Thornton (1714-1803), Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) (James R. Johnston) Chapter 8 Mungo Park (1771-1806) -- Explorer of West Africa (Robert P. Turk) Chapter 9 Thomas Young (1773-1829) -- The Smartest Person Ever? (Michael E. Moran) Chapter 10 Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869) -- And His Thesaurus (T. Jock Murray) Chapter 11 John Keats (1795-1821) -- Romantic Poet (Joseph B. VanderVeer Jr.) Chapter 12 Abraham Gesner (1797-1864) -- Father of the Petroleum Industry (T. Jock Murray) Chapter 13 Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- Writer and Philosopher (Charles S. Bryan) Chapter 14 David Livingstone (1813-1873) -- Explorer of Africa (Mabel L. Purkerson) Chapter 15 Alexander Borodin (1834-1887) -- Russian Composer (Paul Berman) Chapter 16 William Chester Minor (1834-1920) -- Murderer and Maestro of Words (Clyde Partin) Chapter 17 John Henry "Doc" Holliday (1851-1887) -- Tombstone Legend (Sandra W. Moss) Chapter 18 John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943) -- Of Cereal Fame (J. Gordon Frierson) Chapter 19 Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) -- Creator of Sherlock Holmes (James G. Ravin) Chapter 20 Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) -- Russian Writer (Joseph B. VanderVeer Jr.) Chapter 21 Leonard Wood (1860-1927) -- Controversial Military Leader (J. Gordon Frierson and Daniel Morgan) Chapter 22 Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) -- Reformer and Revolutionary (J. Gordon Frierson) Chapter 23 Edward Wilson (1872-1912) -- Antarctic Explorer, Painter, and Naturalist (Jessie L. Ternberg) Chapter 24 W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) -- Teller of Tales (Angela Nicholls) Chapter 25 Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) -- Organist, Theologian, and Nobel Laureate (J. Michael Fuller) Chapter 26 Archibald Joseph (A. J.) Cronin (1896-1981) -- Best-selling Novelist (Peter E. Dans) Chapter 27 Jules Stein (1896-1981) -- Visionary Extraordinaire (Rob H. Stone and Marvin J. Stone) Chapter 28 Armand Hammer (1898-1990) -- Businessman Extraordinaire (David K.C. Cooper) Chapter 29 Henry Stallard (1901-1973) -- The 1924 Paris Olympics and Chariots of Fire (John D. Bullock) Chapter 30 Boyd Neel (1905-1981) -- Medicine or Music? (C. Peter W. Warren) Chapter 31 Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928-1967) -- Iconic Revolutionary (Amy L. Cooper) Chapter 32 Roger Bannister (1929- ) -- The Four-minute Mile (David K.C. Cooper) Chapter 33 Graham Chapman (1941-1989) -- From Medicine to Monty Python (David Cooper) Chapter 34 Abraham Verghese (1955- ) -- His Own Countries, His Own Profession (Joseph W. Lella) Chapter 35 Khaled Hosseini (1965- ) -- Novelist and Humanitarian (Joseph W. Lella) Medical students who did not complete their studies Chapter 36 Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) -- Polar Explorer (J. Michael Fuller) Chapter 37 Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler (1875-1962) -- Violinist and Composer (J. Michael Fuller) Chapter 38 Lu Xun (1881-1936) -- The Pen Is Mightier Than the Scalpel (C. Peter W. Warren) Appendix 1 Who Could Have Been Chosen? (David K.C. Cooper) Appendix 2 Selected Physicians from Thomas Monro's Collection of More Than Five- hundred Who Were Noted for Their Achievements Outside of Medicine (David K.C. Cooper) About the Contributors


ISBN-13: 9781611494679
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: October, 2015
Pages: 494
Dimensions: 152.00 x 230.00 x 29.00