Medicine Science and Dreams

The Making of Physician-Scientists

  • David A. Schwartz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Fernando D. Martinez
    Pages 1-13
  3. David S. Pisetsky
    Pages 15-32
  4. Andrew P. Feinberg
    Pages 33-44
  5. Edward J. Benz Jr
    Pages 59-74
  6. Moisés Selman
    Pages 75-89
  7. Talmadge E. King
    Pages 107-123
  8. David A. Schwartz
    Pages 125-141
  9. Barton F. Haynes
    Pages 143-158
  10. Jeffrey C. Murray
    Pages 181-197
  11. Erika von Mutius
    Pages 199-209
  12. Michael D. Iseman
    Pages 225-239
  13. Philip J. Landrigan
    Pages 241-255
  14. Moira Chan-Yeung
    Pages 257-268
  15. Ralph I. Horwitz
    Pages 303-312
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 313-334

About this book


Physician-scientists are unusual creatures. While we are drawn to the clinical challenges of our patients, we are also drawn to the opportunities that our patients’ medical problems bring to science. This book contains the unique experiences and encounters that drew 21 accomplished physician-scientists to this profession. These personal stories are those of people and circumstances that have had profound effects on our career decisions, our creative opportunities, and our lives. These stories also serve to highlight the lessons learned along the way and the distinct attributes of these women and men of medicine and science. Our combined hope is that our collective biographies will enhance the public understanding of our profession, will move people from medicine to science and from science to medicine, and will inspire those who are contemplating this extraordinary profession.


Career development Physician-Scientist

Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Schwartz
    • 1
  1. 1.National Jewish HealthDenverUSA

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