Oglesby Paul

Oglesby Paul was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. A native of Philadelphia, he was a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. His three years of service in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps Reserve in World War II were followed by training in cardiology in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital under the eminent Paul Dudley White. He then pursued an active career of practice, teaching, research, and administration in Chicago, both at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and at Northwestern Medical School. He lectured and wrote extensively and, among other activities, served as head of the American Heart Association and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease and as chairman of a large long-term study of coronary heart disease supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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Cover: The Caring Physician: The Life of Dr. Francis W. PeabodyThe Caring Physician: The Life of Dr. Francis W. PeabodyPaul, OglesbyHARDCOVER11/01/1991$27.50Currently unavailable
Cover: Take Heart: The Life and Prescription for Living of Dr. Paul Dudley WhiteTake Heart: The Life and Prescription for Living of Dr. Paul Dudley WhitePaul, OglesbyHARDCOVER08/29/1986$23.95Currently unavailable
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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane