Take Heart: The Life and Prescription for Living of Dr. Paul Dudley White

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Dr. Paul Dudley White was the premier heart specialist of this century. He was recognized as an outstanding bedside doctor, a great teacher, and a widely respected investigator. By his optimism, his pioneer message encouraging physical activity, and his emphasis on avoiding unnecessary invalidism, he changed the outlook of thousands of patients with heart disease and changed it for the better. He was the heart specialist called to see President Eisenhower at the time of his heart attack, and by his frank and ...
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Dr. Paul Dudley White was the premier heart specialist of this century. He was recognized as an outstanding bedside doctor, a great teacher, and a widely respected investigator. By his optimism, his pioneer message encouraging physical activity, and his emphasis on avoiding unnecessary invalidism, he changed the outlook of thousands of patients with heart disease and changed it for the better. He was the heart specialist called to see President Eisenhower at the time of his heart attack, and by his frank and authoritative discussions with representatives of the media set a precedent for the handling of all future Presidential illnesses. Known around the world, he used his position as a noted scientist and humanitarian to foster international understanding and the quest for world peace.
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Editorial Reviews

Howard B. Burchell M.D.
From his early investigations, his leadership in the development of the cardiological specialty, his attention to the care of the individual patient, and his role in preventive cardiology, Paul White was the "Number One" cardiologist of the Twentieth Century. Dr. Paul has ably recounted his accomplishments and given an engaging view of his remarkable personality.
James A. Michener
I first discussed heart matters with Paul Dudley White in Leningrad when we were both representing the United States at a major cultural conference. Not long thereafter I had to call upon him to treat me when I had my own heart attack and I have always felt that it was his prudent guidance that helped me to recover. He was a remarkable man and the facts of his life deserve to be remembered.
Library Journal
A captivating biography about one of the preeminent physicians of this century. Paul Dudley White was the quintessential physician: world famous heart specialist, prolific writer and researcher, dedicated teacher, compassionate human being, international statesman. His staunch advocacy for the lifelong work ethic and his outspoken views against the unnecessary invalidism of patients with heart disease bettered the lives of millions of persons world-wide during his 60-plus years of medical practice. This masterfully written and moving tribute to Dr. White's life, work, and legacy should be required reading for every medical student. Highly recommended for large general collections and all science and medical libraries. Mark L. Dembert, M.D., Navy Environmental Health Ctr., Norfolk, Va.
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Meet the Author

Oglesby Paul, a native of Philadelphia, is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Medical School. His three years of service in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps Reserve in World War II were followed by training in cardiology in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital under the eminent Paul Dudley White. He then pursued an active career of practice, teaching, research, and administration in Chicago, both at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center and at the Northwestern Medical School. He lectured and wrote extensively, and among other activities served as head of the American Heart Association and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease, and as chairman of a large long-term study of coronary heart disease supported by the National Institutes of Health. Since 1977, he has been a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and a senior physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In 1986, he published Take Heart. The Life and Prescription for Living of Paul Dudley White.
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Table of Contents

Preface

Chronology

The Beginnings

A Devoted Slave and Other Roles

Getting in Stride

Writing and Research

Famous Patients and Others

Text and Teaching

Organization Man

The Promoter

The Eisenhower Case

The Healthy Life

Investigator and Adventurer

International Affairs

Citizen of the World

Winding Down

White Family Lineage

Sources

Index

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