More Meanderings in Medical History

by michael nevins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/24/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781475927986
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781475927993

About the Book

These essays about various unrelated medical history subjects were composed over some three decades; some written recently, others published in my previous books. The title word “meandering” suggests randomness, but should not be mistaken for pointlessness for each vignette was prompted by something which at the time seemed relevant to my professional or personal life. The emphasis is on narrative history, stories of physicians at different times and places, for as my famous namesake Professor Allan Nevins once wrote, “history should be enjoyed, not endured.”

About the Author

Dr. Michael Nevins practiced internal medicine and cardiology in northern New Jersey for nearly four decades and frequently lectures and writes on subjects related to medical history, bioethics and geriatrics. His recent books have included Jewish Medicine: What It Is and Why It Matters (2006), A Tale of Two “Villages”: Vineland and Skillman, NJ (2009), Abraham Flexner: A Flawed American Icon (2010) and Meanderings in New Jersey’s Medical History (2011).

Dr. Nevins currently is president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and in 2010 received that organization’s David L. Cowen Award in recognition of his career activities in the field of medical history.