Dr. Luis H. Toledo-Pereyra is Professor of Surgery and Director of Research at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and is the Director of Trauma, Surgery, and Molecular Biology at Borgess Research Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He teaches the History of Medicine at Western Michigan University and is the Principal Investigator of a National Institutes of Health grant on medical humanities oriented at the teaching of medicine to medical students through the history of disease in the United States and Abroad. He obtained his MD from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and holds Ph.D.s in Surgery and the History of Medicine from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Toledo-Pereyra’s other books include the recently-published Vignettes on Surgery, History and Humanities, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Investigative Surgery.
2006 0-7734-5530-2 This book has long been needed as a concise review of American medical history for college level, graduate, and medical students. Written by a surgeon with doctoral training in the history of medicine, this work is helpful in giving an overview of the topic to beginning graduate students in the field, before beginning specialization. It will also serve the medical student with a special interest in the history of medicine, or as a textbook in those medical schools that have a history sequence in their medical humanities offerings.