The Society for the History of Navy Medicine promotes “Community, Collaboration and Camaraderie” among people who are interested in research, study and publication on all aspects of the history of medicine of navies and the maritime environment. Today, I highlight one of our member-authors.
Ludwig Deppisch has made a study of the doctors who care for American Presidents. There’s a Navy connection here, as many (if not most) Presidential physicians have been senior Naval officers. Beside telling the story of every Presidential physician since Washington’s, Deppisch’s book, “The White House Physician: A History from Washington to George W Bush” tells the stories of all Presidential physician through the ages. Lud also highlights the progress of medical art and science through the Presidential terms. (You can purchase this book by following the link on its title; by doing so, you support the work of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine.)
Lud Deppisch is a New York-born MD pathologist who now lives in Tucson.
I'll report on more books by Society members in the next several posts.