Doctor’s New Book Examines Both Words and Medicine

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Forty years of experience is the basis for new examination, recollection of fulfilling career

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Enlightening and inspiring, Dr. Allen Weisse’s fascinating new collection of essays, Notes of a Medical Maverick (published by iUniverse) offers an exploration of the medical profession for readers with a taste for history and a love of language.

The Texas rancher Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870) refused to brand his cattle. This practice eventually gave rise to the current meaning of his name: someone who, like Maverick’s cattle, cannot be relegated as any part of any group. With his wide-ranging interests, Dr. Weisse, in true maverick fashion, refuses to have his writings “branded” as part of any special category.

With humor and insight, Weisse explores the history and practice of the medical profession at large, incorporating anecdotes from his own career and in-depth examinations of medical controversies, education, research and publication.

As a clinician, teacher, researcher, historian, and keen observer of the medical scene for over 40 years, Weisse has cast a wide net to capture both the triumphs and the foibles of his profession and the larger world in which that profession exists.

About the Author
A 1958 graduate of SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, Dr. Allen B. Weisse is a cardiologist, professor of medicine and medical historian. He has widely published in the field of medicine for over 30 years. Among his previous works are Medical Odysseys, Lessons in Mortality, and the award-winning Conversations in Medicine. In recognition of his service, the Weisse Lecture on the History of Medicine was endowed as an annual event at the New Jersey Medical School in 2004.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniverse on Twitter.


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