A Brief History of Blind Physicians
The story of healers overcoming visual impairments to render care to others is an old one. In fact, blind physicians have distinguished themselves in the practice of medicine for more than a thousand years. This collection of brief biographies outlines the accomplishments of notable figures who, despite their disabilities, contributed significantly to their patients or their profession.
Blind Physicians In Current Practice
"There is a common misperception that we have to be all things to all people, and that anyone who falls short of perfection is somehow incomplete." - Dr. Stanley Yarnell, MD.
Deaf Professor Creates Web Site to Help Deaf Children Communicate
By Bianca P. Floyd. As the only deaf child in his school, David Stewart faced the daunting task of trying to make friends with his hearing classmates. In one-on-one situations he could carry on conversations, but in groups of three or more he found himself left out.
Disability Leads Student To Medical School
By Hoyt Smith. Like all medical students, he faces numerous challenges which will put all his abilities to the test in coming years. For Jeff, however, there are additional obstacles to overcome.
Disabled Students Encouraged to Pursue Science Careers
By Carmen J. Lee. PG News.
Career Development For Doctors With a Disability
British Medical Journal 7154 Volume 317: Saturday 1 August 1998. Doctors with disability can face discrimination and hostility from their colleagues, though they are more likely to be better employees. Stuart Mercer, general practitioner and amputee, discusses these issues in this article.
Physicians with Disabilities
By Barry Corbet and Julie G. Madorsky. West J Med. 1991 May; 154(5): 514–521.Dr. Julie Madorsky, M.D, a graduate from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, understands that her own hard work and perseverance paid off.
Margaret Stineman, MD
By June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant and Susan Madison, consultant.
Michael Ain "Aiming High,"
By Melissa Hendricks. John Hopkins Magazine, April 1999 - In the rough and rugged world of orthopedic surgery, Dr. Michael Ain stands out. Ain has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.
Persistence and Perseverance
By Julie G. Madorsky, MD, and Barry Corbet. For doctors with disabilities, overcoming obstacles is part of the job. By Julie G. Madorsky, MD, and Barry Corbet.
Thomas E. Strax, MD, Doctor, Physiatrist, Administrator, Executive
By June Isaacson Kailes and Maggie Shreve. Dr. Tom Strax comes from a long line of physicians, including his father and beloved cousin who served as a key mentor throughout his education. With athetoid cerebral palsy, becoming a doctor was not a piece of cake, but it seems that Tom had many cards stacked in his favor, not the least of which was his singular desire.