Doctors of Another Calling: Physicians Who Are Known Best in Fields Other than Medicine

Doctors of Another Calling: Physicians Who Are Known Best in Fields Other than Medicine

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Overview

The medical profession is rich in those who have made names for themselves outside of medicine. The fields of literature, exploration, business, sport, entertainment, and beyond abound with doctors whose interests lie outside medicine. This book, largely written by members of the medical profession, examines the efforts of doctors in non-medical fields. The 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 public may have been unaware that a subject was medically qualified. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611494662
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David K.C. Cooper is a professor of surgery at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

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)
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