Groundbreaking New Book Compiles Non-Medical Milestones of Physicians

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Dr. Raphael S. Bloch digs through history to unearth the lives and works of notable physicians with great non-medical accomplishments

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Dr. Raphael S. Bloch, respected physician, professor and contributor to the medical literature, publishes an unprecedented literary work, Healers and Achievers: Physicians Who Excelled in Other Fields and the Times in Which They Lived. This newly published book is a groundbreaking work because it is not widely known that throughout history physicians have contributed more than just medical care to civilization.

Bloch’s book is a series of biographies of doctors from ancient Egypt to the 21st century who distinguished themselves with lasting non-medical accomplishments. They include the architect of the first Egyptian pyramid, a pope, the “Fathers” of astronomy, geology, magnetism, and taxonomy, American Founding Fathers, French Revolutionaries, a buccaneer, world-class athletes, a spy, and an astronaut. Their life stories are told in the context of the eras in which they lived, and their fields of medical and non-medical expertise are explained in terms comprehensible to both laymen and physicians.

Brilliantly-compiled and easy to understand, Healers and Achievers is an eye-opener, an indispensable reference and an inspirational read for anyone aiming for success and the highest ideals in any endeavor.

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About the Author
Raphael S. Bloch, M.D. has been a practicing physician for 40 years and is on the teaching faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He has served as the chief of ophthalmology at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Ga. and Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Bloch has written chapters published in Clinical Ophthalmology, Compendium of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Technology, and Current Ocular Therapy. His society memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. When not engaged in professional practice, Bloch enjoys travel, figure skating, and the study of foreign languages. He and his wife, Dorothy, live in Stamford, Conn.

Healers and Achievers * by Raphael S. Bloch, M.D.
Physicians Who Excelled in Other Fields and the Times in Which They Lived
Publication Date: May 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 791 pages; 978-1-4691-9246-8
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 791 pages; 978-1-4691-9247-5
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