As It Was … But Not Now

A Memoir

by Joseph Merrill



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781491774557
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781491774540

About the Book

In 1923 in Andalusia, Alabama, twenty-odd miles north of the Florida line, a physician was born. It’s a place deep in the piney woods that was an area of sand beds, sand roads, and sandspurs. In As It Was … But Not Now, Dr. Joseph Merrill tells his story that began in that little town more than ninety years ago.

In this memoir, Merrill recalls a boy educated in the public schools of the rural South who was transformed into a physician. NIH and Baylor College of Medicine provided him an environment to study the vagaries of academic medicine in America’s changing health care industry.

Filled with anecdotes and stories from his youth to his college days in medical school to his career as a physician, Merrill offers a look at the life of a doctor and the ebb and flow of the practice of medicine.

About the Author

Joseph Merrill is a ninety-one-year-old physician who attended Harvard, Vanderbilt, and London’s Hammersmith Hospital. Merrill worked at NIH and Baylor College of Medicine. He currently lives in Houston, Texas.