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.
Having the opportunity to read the personal memoirs of Allen O. Whipple
was quite a surprise. The recently published book History
of the Pancreas, by John M. Howard and Walter Hess (Kluwer Academic/Plenum
Publishing, 2002),1 made reference to these
previously unpublished memoirs, but so many years after Whipple's passing,
I did not expect them ever to be published. As a pancreatic surgeon, the opportunity
to glimpse the personal thoughts of the surgeon responsible for so many of
the operations we perform today was highly intriguing.
Espat NJ. Whipple. JAMA. 2003;290(20):2740-2741. doi:10.1001/jama.290.20.2740