The Life of the Clinician

June 2002
20 black and white illustrations
488 pages
6x9 in
ISBN: 9781580461160
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
University of Rochester Press

The Life of the Clinician

The Autobiography of Michael Lepore

Michael Lepore

The autobiography of one of America's most important gastroenterologists.
Michael Lepore [1910-2000] was a pioneer in the field of gastroenterology. He was a member of one of the first graduating classes of the University of Rochester Medical School, and went on to a distinguished career at Columbia University, New York University, and St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York. This autobiography tells of his experiences as an Italian-American who overcame prejudices to become the personal physician to such notables as Greta Garbo and President Herbert Hoover. His story is witty and cleverly written, and details the way the medical profession changed from the Great Depression to the late 1990s. Michael Lepore was an alumnus of Duke University Medical School and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and was the Director, Gastroenterology Section, Departments of Medicine and Surgery Emeritus, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York.

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Table of Contents

Early Days
Washington Heights
Speyer School for Gifted Children
New York University at University Heights
To Each His Farthest Star: A Medical Student at Rochester, 1929- 1934
Duke University Hospital and Its Medical School, 1934-1935
Yale Medical School, 1935-1936
Return to Duke, 1936-1937
You Can Go Home Again
My One and Only Wife
The Bronx Is the Graveyard for Specialists, 1937
The Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1937 - The First of Its Kind
Pearl Harbor and World War II
Valley Forge General Hospital, 1942-1945
Tinian, 1945
Saipan, 1945-1946
Return to Columbia-Presbyterian, 1946
The Changing of the Guard at the Medical Center
An Internist-Diagnostician Rebuilds His Practice
The Upjohn Grand Rounds
The Iceman Cometh to Park Avenue
Songs My Patients Taught Me
Mr. J. Peter Grace, Chairman of W.R. Grace and Company
Birth of the Upjohn Gastrointestinal Service
Roosevelt Hospital, 1962-1965