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M.D. : one doctor's adventures among the famous and infamous from the jungles of Panama to a Park Avenue practice

by Kean, B. H. 1912-

Format: Print Book 1990
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 92 KEAN B. H.
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  92 KEAN B. H.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Now in his late seventies, Kean is a consummate diagnostician and a humane physician who, with journalist Dahlby's help, tells his life story with humor, suspense, and imaginative flair. He began his career in tropical medicine but found himself in the army in Germany right after World War II. Unusual experiences there with penicillin production, a salt mine loaded with medical supplies and live ammo, and the original bust of Nefertiti were topped later in New York City when his patients included Salvador Dali, Gertrude Lawrence, Marcus Wallenberg, and the shah of Iran. His book is not, however, a matter of high-society name-dropping; it is the lively, believable story of a conscientious physician who sees both his patients and himself clearly. --William Beatty"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Writing with freelancer Dahlby, Kean presents a warm, humorous, often profoundly moving memoir. Leaving his Indiana home at age 18 in 1930, Kean attended Columbia University and, in his second year at the medical school, studied with the renowned Francis W. O'Connor, an ``irascible Irishman'' who pushed him with a ``red-hot poker.'' His medical career began as a scientific sleuth, researching tropical diseases in Panama, and later, epidemics in war-ravaged Europe. Back in the U.S. in a Park Avenue practice, his patients included Gertrude Lawrence, Salvador Dali, Edna Ferber, Martina Navratilova and other luminaries. The epidemiologist's stories inform and entertain, but none so dramatically as his accounts of researching AIDS or treat ing a doomed Shah of Iran. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kean, B. H. -- (Benjamin Harrison), -- 1912-
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Ballantine Books,1990
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Dahlby, Tracy.
Language English
Description xiii, 402 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 034535821X (cloth)
9780345358219 (cloth)
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