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October 31, 2002


Emory Professor Hosts Salute to Medical and Health Book Authors

An event to honor authors of health and medical books is being held to inspire other health professionals to become authors and share their knowledge of important medical topics. A Salute to Medical Literacy!, hosted by the Emory University School of Medicine and sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceutical, will take place on December 5, 2002 from 7 – 10 p.m. in Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building. The medical community and the public are invited.

The holiday celebration will highlight some of the doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who have contributed to medical literacy. Dr. J.. Willis Hurst, professor emeritus of cardiology, former president of the American Heart Association, personal cardiologist to former President Lyndon B. Johnson, and author of the international best-selling text, The Heart, will be highlighted.

The prestigious invitee list of health professionals also includes:

- Scott Isaacs, author of the newly-released book, Hormonal Balance, a consumerŐs tour through endocrinology.

- Pulitzer Prize nominee Ferrol Sams, author of nationally acclaimed novels that entertain and educate

- Former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher

- Dr. John Stone, published poet, associate dean and professor of medicine, and editor of an anthology of literary works related to medicine, distributed to all medical students in the United States.

A Salute to Medical Literacy! is being hosted by Neil Shulman, MD, author of Doc Hollywood (later made into a major motion picture), as well as 17 other books including the newly-released consumer information guide, Your Body Your Health.

An entertaining program will be followed by a reception with food (supplied by Piccadilly Cafeteria), drinks, and book signings. For additional information, contact Erin D'Aoust at 404-429-6637 or

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