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Clifton K. Meador was born in Alabama in 1931 and attended Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating with top honors, he moved to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York for his internship and first year of residency. Two years in the Army medical corps followed before his residency and a fellowship in endocrinology were completed at Vanderbilt.

Meador’s varied medical career includes practicing with the physician who delivered him into this world, directing the N.I.H. Clinical Research Center in Alabama, serving as dean at the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, returning to Vanderbilt to create the teaching service at Saint Thomas Hospital, and teaching as a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical College. For the past ten years, he has been the executive director of the Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance. It is no surprise that his expertise in the medical field gives him a best-selling-author status with many popular books.

He is author of 10 books, including Symptoms of Unknown Origin and the best-selling medical book, A Little Book of Doctors’ Rules, now being published by Cable Publishing in a new edition.

Hobbies include woodworking and furniture making, golf (a goal is to shoot his age), and his favorite hobby—writing. Meador is the proud father of seven children.

Cllfton Meador is a retired physician and professor of medicine emeritus at Vanderbilt Medical School. He is author of 13 books. His "Med School" is a year by year humorous and serious account of medical school in the 1950s. "True Medical Detective Stories" tells in detective fashion the story of 19 unusual cases. His latest book, "Fascinomas -fascinating medical mysteries" reports 35 medical mysteries shared by his colleagues from around the country. He has a fascination about the efffects of mind on body,psychosomatic diseases, and Voodoo hexing. The books emphasize the importance of careful listening and engaging the patient in the search for causes of illness.

Kirkus Reviews says, "A quick, enjoyable book of health-related who- and whatdunits."


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