Margaret R. O’Leary, MD is an emergency medicine physician and a former full-time academic faculty member at three American universities. She has been writing professionally for more than thirty years on topics in health care, language, the human condition, and the history of ideas. She holds a doctorate degree in medicine, a master’s degree in management, and two baccalaureate degrees in religion and zoology. She has published a dozen non-fiction books and a dozen articles, book reviews, and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books. She lives in Kansas with her husband and their beloved dachshunds and spaniel.