Welcome to Carl Douglass.com

Saturday, July 20, 2024
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I chose to use a pseudonym for personal reasons. I'm a retired neurosurgeon living in a rural paradise and am at rest from the turbulent life of my profession. I lived in an era when resident trainees worked 120 hours a week--a form of bondage no longer permitted by law. I served as a Navy Seabee general surgeon during the unpleasantness in Viet Nam, and spent the remainder of my ten-year service as a neurosurgeon in a major naval regional medical center. I've lived in every section of the country, saw all the inhumanity of man to man, practiced in private settings large and small, the military, academia, and as a medical humanitarian in the Third World.

I loved my patients, some of my professors, and most of my fellow trainees and my partners in my chosen profession. Surgery was my passion; and heartbreak, diversity of the experience, deep sense of humor, up-close-and-personal study of the human condition led me to write my irreverent and intensely personal novels. It is my wish that my works will make everyone cringe at times, see pathos and dignity, amuse, educate, and perhaps even enlighten my readers.