A Diffident Doctor

A Diffident Doctor

by Hugh L. Moffet




A Diffident Doctor is a fascinating look into one American doctor's life, spanning from his early childhood in Illinois in the 1930s to his retirement days in Nevada after 1998. Dr. Moffet's personal story presents an intimate snapshot of history, culture, politics, and major events of that time.

Diligently taking brief notes throughout life, Moffet's stark presentation of American medical practice over the past 50-plus years reveals just how much diagnostic methods and medications-as well as the diseases themselves-have changed. His awareness of the ever-growing politics, as it interlaced with medical practice, is honest and unbiased, offering a neutral perspective on an extremely controversial topic.

From his journey beginning in a small town, to a Harvard College scholarship and then medical school at Yale, to his studies in infectious diseases and practice in pediatrics in Wisconsin, Moffet's life-complete with the ups and downs-is a testament to the persevering American spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937928704
Publisher: Two Harbors Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Before High School 1

Chapter 2 Monmouth High School 8

Chapter 3 Harvard College 17

Chapter 4 Yale Medical School 34

Chapter 5 Iowa Residency 48

Chapter 6 Bowman Gray Fellowship 62

Chapter 7 Children's Memorial Hospital 72

Chapter 8 Changing Career Plans 83

Chapter 9 Leaving Children's 91

Chapter 10 Madison General Hospital 100

Chapter 11 Books Published 109

Chapter 12 Thyroiditis and Heart Arrhythmia 116

Chapter 13 Algeria 123

Chapter 14 A Mouse Tattoo 131

Chapter 15 Visiting My Ancestors' Graveyard 139

Chapter 16 Father's Death 147

Chapter 17 Moving to University Hospitals 154

Chapter 18 The Third Edition 163

Chapter 19 A Grandchild 173

Chapter 20 More Traveling 182

Chapter 21 Hip Replacements 188

Chapter 22 Retirement 197

Chapter 23 Nevada 207

Chapter 24 Illness and Death 215

Chapter 25 Homecomings 222

Epilogue 230

Acknowledgements 234

Author's Biography 236

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