Trailblazing African American Reproductive Endocrinologist Publishes Book

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Accomplished physician explores cyber warfare, infertility in new sci-fi novel

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When a genetic disorder characterized by high intelligence and homicidal behavior breaks out, the government must act to preserve human fertility. “The Thirty Minute War,” by late author Elwyn M. Grimes, MD, takes readers into a futuristic world where the government is forced to implement gene therapy and sterilization for all citizens after a terrorist-orchestrated nuclear accident results in environmental contamination.

Sadee Digmond, chief of operations, becomes accidentally pregnant. In fear of retaliation from the government, she changes her identity and is troubled by the impacts of environmental catastrophe in America.

Collette Grimes is honoring her late husband’s legacy by publishing his work in the hopes of illustrating the impact of environmental toxins on fostering the growth of diseases and the psychological and social issues of fertility.

“Elwyn was an academician for more than 30 years and observed many human experiences,” Collette said. “With this novel, he wanted to provoke readers to imagine the immense devastating effect of cyber war and environmental contamination and how these issues could impact many people.”

Dr. Grimes was one of the first African American reproductive endocrinologists in the country. During his medical career, he served as Chairman at numerous medical centers throughout the United States. Dr. Grimes established the section of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, where he founded the area’s first freestanding sperm bank.

“My husband wrote for the joy of putting pen to paper," Collette said. “He passed away prior to editing and publishing. I wanted to assist in sharing his message, a message that he was so passionate about.

“The Thirty Minute War”
By Elwyn M. Grimes, MD
ISBN: 978-1-5144-0217-7 (softcover); 978-1-51440-218-4 (hardcover);
978-1-51440-216-0 (eBook)
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Xlibris

About the author
Elwyn M. Grimes, MD, was born in Woodville, Mississippi. After medical school, he completed a
fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Over his long career, Grimes served as a clinician and educator at several prestigious medical facilities specializing in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He established the Midwest Fertility Foundation and Laboratory, a sperm bank in Kansas City, Missouri. Working in a specialty that has such a personal impact on people’s lives, he chose to share his creativity and experience with the reading public in this medical suspense novel. He is survived by his wife, Collette, who published and edited his work posthumously.


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