Physician by Richard Rapport
The Life of Paul Beeson

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Paul Beeson is one of the most influential and widely respected physicians of the twentieth century. Though proficient in the newest research and a discoverer of Interleukin-1 - which led to the discovery of drugs which treat hepatitis and cancer - Beeson remained to his students and colleagues, the personification of the physician as an artist - one who comforts and listens to his patients rather than focusing only on their afflictions. Beeson chaired medical departments at Yale, Emory and Oxford, and has been named Distinguished Physician for the Seattle Veteran's Memorial Hospital.

Physician, written with repect and devotion by Richard Rapport, MD, is the story of a doctor, his life, and the monumental changes that occurred around him during one of the most dramatic periods of technological advancement in human history.


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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published March 1, 2001 by Barricade Books. 277 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Beeson, born in 1908, learned the importance of listening to his patients both from observing his father, John Beeson, a gifted surgeon, and during his tenure as chief resident at Brigham Hospital at Harvard, where he worked under the legendary Soma Weiss, then physician-in-chief.

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There is a novelistic quality to the account—for instance when, in the prologue, we hear of the now well-accepted role of the Harvard experience, particularly the impact there of Soma Weiss on early leaders of internal medicine: it would have been helpful to have had a few footnotes to guide toda...

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