Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
I found this book to be engaging and inspiring. It follows in the tradition
of oral historians Studs Terkel and John McPhee, who transmit the personal
stories of people who are not necessarily famous but have interesting lives
that are worth sharing with others. In preparing this book, Fitzhugh Mullan
consulted both of these historians for techniques of interviewing and recording
oral histories. Dr Mullan is an academic pediatrician and former Assistant
Surgeon General in the US Public Health Service.
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