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In the Footsteps of Disease: Adventures in Pathology

In the Footsteps of Disease: Adventures in Pathology

by Martin Gwent Lewis M.D.


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This is a memoir in the form of adventures of an itinerant pathologist from medical college to cancer research and teaching.

The book takes the reader from the streets of the old city of London and St. Bartholomew's Hospital to medical schools and research centers in several European countries, Africa, Canada and the USA.

Although autobiographical the emphasis of the story is found in the biographical sketches of the many fascinating characters encountered in this journey.

All of the events are true, and although some of the individuals identities have been protected most are named; indeed they are truly part of my journey.

Attempts have been made to describe diseases, their operations and autopsies in non-technical language expressing the excitement of discoveries particularly in cancer research and experimental treatments.

This is not a treatise or a textbook but the life story of those who have devoted years to following in the footsteps of disease.

The book is directed to all who are intrigued by new adventures, travel and the desire to have a deeper appreciation of body, mind and spirit....

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ISBN-13: 9781460216415
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 10/07/2013
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Dr. Martin Gwent Lewis was born in South Wales and educated in London.

He studied medicine at St. Bartholomews Hospital-University of London. After post-grad training in London and Bristol he went to Kampala, Uganda as Lecturer in Geographical Pathology. He returned to Britain and became a member of the scientific staff at the Chester-Beatty Cancer Institute and Senior Lecturer in Pathology at Westminster Medical School.

In 1971 he moved to Newfoundland serving as Foundation Professor of Pathology and subsequently Director of Cancer Research and Professor of Pathology at McGill University in Montreal. During that time he was appointed Associate to the Department of Surgery at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

He moved to the US and served as Chairman of Pathology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and then Loyola University in Chicago.

Dr Lewis relocated to Florida working in private practice for several community hospitals and teaching at several universities as Clinical Professor of Pathology.

Dr. Lewis often travels to Zimbabwe as Visiting Professor teaching at their medical schools and acts as a good will ambassador to Mt. Selinda Mission Hospital. He currently serves as Associate Minister to his church in Seminole, Florida. Martin lives in St. Petersburg, Florida....

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