The Physician as Printer/Publisher: a Rare, but not Unsurprising Combination

Rachel Eljashev-Shimshon, Avi Ohry

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Progress in medicine and science has depended much upon the production and circulation of written material. While, throughout history, medical doctors have been actively involved in a wide variety of other fields, such as philosophy, poetry, literature, sciences, politics and the military, many of which have led to the writing of material - it seems that only rarely have physicians become printers and/or publishers. In general those becoming physicians have been characterised as studious, curious, thoughtful, pragmatic, largely even-tempered, dutiful, caring and compassionate.Yet, the reasons why an established physician might take time away from his medical duties to enter the arena of printing and publishing arena are unclear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalVesalius : acta internationales historiae medicinae
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012


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