CLENDENING LOGAN THE HUMAN BODY PDF

Logan Clendening , perhaps the most quotable figure in Kansas City history, taunted those of his readers who kept to strict diet and exercise regimens. Why not enjoy things as you go along? A physician and author who sometimes blurred the line between rake and raconteur, Logan M. Clendening was born in Kansas City on May 25, He attended the University of Michigan before earning an M.

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Logan Clendening , perhaps the most quotable figure in Kansas City history, taunted those of his readers who kept to strict diet and exercise regimens. Why not enjoy things as you go along? A physician and author who sometimes blurred the line between rake and raconteur, Logan M. Clendening was born in Kansas City on May 25, He attended the University of Michigan before earning an M.

Cover of the original version of The Human Body. Courtesy of the Internet Archive. By , Clendening was back home treating patients in Kansas City, and he married Dorothy Hixon, daughter of a powerful lumberman and banker, on July 27, Early teaching efforts at the University of Kansas Medical Center led to an assistant professorship there in He once remarked that his mother had groomed him for a literary career, and his first efforts as a writer produced a well-received manual of internal medicine.

The book came to the attention of H. Mencken, who recruited Clendening for a project then in the works at the Alfred A.

Knopf publishing company: a guide to health and human physiology to be written by a doctor for the layman. In Clendening the country had found a physician who told them the truth in an amusing and comprehensible style. Ever the dramatist, Clendening embraced his fame. He was arrested and served several hours behind bars, but the incident made Clendening a folk hero.

As in life, Clendening was dramatic and unpredictable in death. He was found, by his wife of 30 years, dead in his study the morning of January 31, , having suffered massive blood loss from self-inflicted cuts to his wrist and throat.

Those who had known his zest for life were shocked. However, in a newspaper column written shortly before his death, Clendening revealed deep emotional struggles, describing his indifference toward work and people, and questioning his own capacity to make the transition to old age. It became the basis of the Clendening History of Medicine Library and Museum at the University of Kansas Medical Center, one of the foremost repositories of its kind in the nation.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The human body — Logan Clendening — Google Books He took interest in collecting old medical textbooksresearching the Shakespeare authorship question and studying the writings of Charles Dickens and Sherlock Holmes. Mencken and Ernest Hemingway, travelled widely collecting rare books and manuscripts related to the history of medicine, and was famous for his blunt and bawdy sense of humor. In his later years, Clendening suffered from depression and failing health.

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