More Meanderings in Medical History
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.