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#92407 - 04/21/03 10:55 AM Re: doctor/authors
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thanks, Bill! that's a great site. I've always enjoyed Eiseley's writing, makes me feel very connected and hopeful.



<edit> just realized I've been spelling his name incorrectly: should be Eiseley </edit>
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#92408 - 04/21/03 12:08 PM Re: doctor/authors
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Jonathan Miller? better know for TV and theatre productions, mostly Shakespeare, but other classics as well? many have been seen here (US)on PBS.

(he is very tall and handsome, he could have succeed in front of the camera, too.)



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#92409 - 04/21/03 12:10 PM Re: doctor/authors
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If you don't already know about Aldo Leopold, you might enjoy browsing a few of his
essays at"
http://gargravarr.cc.utexas.edu/chrisj/leopold-quotes.html
Particularly The Sand County Almanac.


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#92410 - 04/21/03 12:35 PM Re: doctor/authors
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Particularly The Sand County Almanac.


yup. have that one!

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#92411 - 04/22/03 01:00 AM Re: doctor/authors
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In reply to:

(he is very tall and handsome, he could have succeed in front of the camera, too.)


He did. He was the presenter for a multi-part series on the body in the 70s or 80s. I forget the name of it, though.

Bingley

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#92412 - 04/22/03 08:29 AM Re: doctor/authors
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yes i remember the series (but not the name!) the final epidode, was a post mortium examination -- an autopsy.

I am not squeemish, (i watched the whole thing) but the first cut bothered me...
(Jonathan Miller) spent years behind the scenes before he ever came infront... and his reputation is build on that.
(Oliver Sacks is a long time friend of his-- their parents knew each other-and they went to the same secondary school and college.)

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#92413 - 04/22/03 09:51 AM Re: doctor/authors
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William Carlos Williams, renowned American poet, was a physician in Paterson, New Jersey. Here's a short bio and some of his work (links on right):

http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C070709




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#92414 - 04/22/03 11:34 AM Re: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Also Robin Cook-- Doctor/author
(Coma, Vector, Toxin...)
actually if you read one of his books, you've read them all. in each one young doctor/medical student stumbles on to evidence of consealed murder...he/she starts to investigate, and some older, respected doctor pooh-poohs efforts, hero continues, nearly gets killed and in the end, solves the case...

I like medical mysteries, but his books are such formula novels, they are no fun any more.

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#92415 - 04/22/03 12:59 PM Re: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Dear of Troy: I read one Robin Cook novel that was a real stinker.About the Salem
witch business. Plot involved exhuming a body from that period and finding ergot
toxin in it. Bullshit.I didn't know he was a physician. Make that double bullshit.


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#92416 - 04/22/03 03:42 PM Re: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Make that double bullshit.

With a twist?



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