Daniel C. Bryant, MD
"I first became interested in doctors' nonmedical writing about twenty years ago, wondering what doctors, with all their education and exposure to "life" thought was worth writing about. Some names (Maugham, Williams, etc.) came to mind right away, but others I found looking through references like "Contemporary Authors;" reading books like Dana's "Poetry and the Doctors," McDonough's "Poet Physicians," Trautmann and Pollard's "Literature and Medicine," issues of "Literature and Medicine;" and quizzing secondhand bookstore owners. The books themselves came from secondhand bookstores in the States and England, at first from actual visits, then from catalogs, and more recently the Internet."