I am currently Professor and University Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am a former Chairman of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and the author of more than two hundred and ninety peer reviewed articles and book chapters on Nuclear Medicine, Hypertension and Medical History.
In addition, I am the Editor of the Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, and serve on the Editorial Board of various journals in related fields. I have authored or edited 25 books. I have also contributed ninety-six chapters in books, and reviews in textbooks and journals. My latest books are “Blood Pressure Measurement: An Illustrated History,” and “An Ear to the Chest: The Evolution of the Stethoscope.” My interest in Medical History grew out of a major collection of antique medical instruments, books and related items. My full CV can be viewed at this link: CV_MDB.pdf.
The photo of me above to the right was taken during a recent visit to the University of Padua Medical School. I am standing beside a model of the historic Fabricius Amphitheater. Along the walls are plaques commemorating the famous people who studied there. The amphitheater itself is behind a door to my left and can be entered from the pit where the dissections were done below the students seated in the gallery.
I would like to thank the following for their contributions to the formulation of this site and the collections shown here:
My wife Paulette for her help in finding and cataloguing the many items shown;
Fusion Lab for the website design (Alon Koppel and Melissa Weaver);
Mrs. Nolie Mumie who generously gave me the stethoscope drawings shown here and related supporting materials;
Dr and Mrs. Erwin Rugendorff who provided a great deal of helpful advice;
Dr. Norman Medow who helped and shared in the hunt for many items;
The many medical antique dealers and rare book dealers who made items of interest available to me.