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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Sloan  

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-- Mark Sloan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=mark++sloan+


Illinois Connection

Mark Sloan received his MD degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1979.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sloan has been a pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics for more than 25 years. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1975 with a biology degree, and received a MD degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1979. Following pediatric residency training at the University of Michigan, he joined The Permanente Medical Group in Sacramento, California, in 1982 and has been The Permanente Medical Group in Santa Rosa, California since 1990. There, he served as Chief of Pediatrics until 2002.Sloan also mentors high school and college students interested in a career in medicine, and teaches medical students and family practice residents in Santa Rosa. He is currently, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.His writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, Notre Dame Magazine and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. He is a member of the editorial board of Sonoma Medicine and a frequent contributor to that award-winning magazine.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Birth day :
ISBN: 9781615456093. OCLC Number: 421027451

Playaway Digital Audio :. .

From a detailed look at what happens in the intense moments immediately preceding and following birth, to an eye-popping history of painkillers, birthing methods and infant resuscitation, Sloan shows how millions of years of human history are encapsulated in one day -- in the universal experience of childbirth and the first day of life. This title combines history, biology, and culture with humor, compassion, and real-life anecdotes and gives equal emphasis to the clinical and emotional aspects of this timeless experience. An engaging study of the entire childbirth experience draws on the latest medical advances and research into human birth to examine all of the factors that converge to produce a child and to trace the history of birthing methods, neonatal care and resuscitation, the use of painkillers, and more.

Birth day :
ISBN: 0345502868. OCLC Number: 232129201

Ballantine Books,. .

In Birth Day, Sloan draws on his personal and professional experience to weave the strands of memoir, history, science, and culture into a fascinating–and often funny–tapestry of this fundamental human passage. Birth Day takes the reader on a remarkable journey, from the dawn of human history to the quiet efficiency of a modern operating room; from Aristotle and Julius Caesar to a trailblazing, cross-dressing British army surgeon; from a recent past filled with the horrors of childbirth gone wrong to a present day, in which every pregnancy is expected to end happily.

Additional Title Information

Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth

, Ballantine Books, 2009


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