Tuesday, April 24, 2012
His book covers a period in the Old West when settling and homestead building were beginning. The author relates details of the roundups, the mining in the mountains of Colorado, and the various jobs the Pipers held to support their families. Although the story begins in New Hampshire, the development of the Piper Company occurred in Pueblo. Willis Piper and his brothers did considerable work in and around Pueblo, then branched out taking contracts in Montana. He finally settled in Long Beach, California. He wrote this memoir in 1937 and only recently have his descendants decided to have it published.
This book was written by Joseph Kovacic, MD. He sent the manuscript to me so I helped expedite its publication. The book is about Dr. Kovacic's successful escape from the Communist regime of President Tito. His ordeal is graphically portrayed as he and his native countrymen fought their way out of the country. His escape entailed dealing with adverse forces of Yugoslavia, Germany, and England.
Retired Orthopedic Surgeon Bill Howland, MD tells his story of growing up in western Massachusetts and eventually settling in Redding, California, where he practiced orthopedic surgery for twenty-eight years. In between those times there were trips to foreign countries as well as life in the cities of New Haven, New York City, San Francisco, and Denver. During this time he also became a father of five. He also tells about his children and their eventual occupations as they settle in California and Oregon, and about some of the more illustrious doctors who practiced in Redding.
The Life and Lectures of Lent Johnson, M. D. arose because of my high regard for this pathologist who was chief of pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) for 50 years. The AFIP is the referral center for all tissues taken from members of the military. By peering through his microscope at samples sent to him by referring surgeons, Dr. Johnson became the final judge of the disease that afflicted the person from whom the tissue was taken.
This book would be of interest to any prospective orthopedic surgeon and any other person interested in the workings of the human body. Dr. Johnson’s concepts, which include the basic understanding of cell physiology to the glomoid apparatus, have not hitherto been published in any single publication. It is possible that orgasms and hot flashes are products of the integrated glomoid network.