New Book Announcement

Dr. Howard Jones asked us to edit and publish a memoir of his career in medicine and life with Georgeanna, his wife and colleague. We received the manuscript shortly before he died on July 31, 2015, and it is now published at Amazon in digital and print editions. The following description is taken from the backcover.

howardandgeorgeanna_Kindle (3)Howard W. Jones, Jr. (1910-2015) was one of the most charismatic and ingenious figures of his generation in American medicine. From before his World War II service as a battlefield surgeon, he was pioneering advances in surgery and gynecological oncology and endocrinology at Johns Hopkins University alongside his distinguished wife and collaborator, Georgeanna Seegar Jones, M.D. (1912-2005). After reaching the mandatory age for retirement, they moved from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia, where they launched the nation’s first in vitro fertilization (IVF) program for patients with infertility. Dr. Jones’ humanity, longevity, and industriousness were legendary; he published three books after becoming a centenarian. This last book includes a chapter from his late wife’s unpublished lectures, another chapter by his longtime assistant Nancy Garcia, and a prologue by the editors, Drs. Lucinda Veeck Gosden and Roger G. Gosden, who were his former colleagues. Includes illustrations, family memories, and short tributes to the Joneses from over a hundred friends, colleagues, and patients around the world.

About Roger Gosden

British-born scientist specializing in human and animal reproduction & embryology. Academic career spanned from Cambridge and Edinburgh to McGill and Cornell's Weill Medical College in Manhattan where he was Professor & Research Director. Married to Lucinda Veeck Gosden, embryologist for the first successful IVF team in America, he retired early to Williamsburg, Virginia, to write and to recover from 'nature deficit disorder'
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2 Responses to New Book Announcement

  1. Jan Lockwood says:

    Good morning, Congratulations to you both. A wonderful tribute to two remarkable people and doctors. Jan Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 05:21:00 +0000 To: nzedr@msn.com

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