Take Heart: The Life and Prescription for Living of Dr. Paul Dudley White

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Harvard University Press, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 315 pages
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Dr. Paul Dudley White was the premier heart specialist of this century. He was recognized as an outstanding bedside doctor, a great teacher, and a widely respected investigator. By his optimism, his pioneer message encouraging physical activity, and his emphasis on avoiding unnecessary invalidism, he changed the outlook of thousands of patients with heart disease and changed it for the better. He was the heart specialist called to see President Eisenhower at the time of his heart attack, and by his frank and authoritative discussions with representatives of the media set a precedent for the handling of all future Presidential illnesses. Known around the world, he used his position as a noted scientist and humanitarian to foster international understanding and the quest for world peace.

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I bought this book because Dr. White's name is emblazoned on the Charles River bike path. The signs are disappearing since the MDC seems to be focusing on the multi-use aspect of the paths instead of ... Read full review

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A captivating biography about one of the preeminent physicians of this century. Paul Dudley White was the quintessential physician: world famous heart specialist, prolific writer and researcher ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Oglesby Paul, a native of Philadelphia, is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Medical School. His three years of service in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps Reserve in World War II were followed by training in cardiology in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital under the eminent Paul Dudley White. He then pursued an active career of practice, teaching, research, and administration in Chicago, both at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center and at the Northwestern Medical School. He lectured and wrote extensively, and among other activities served as head of the American Heart Association and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease, and as chairman of a large long-term study of coronary heart disease supported by the National Institutes of Health. Since 1977, he has been a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and a senior physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In 1986, he published Take Heart. The Life and Prescription for Living of Paul Dudley White.

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