Roger C. Zocort, MD, is a professor and practicing physician at a major academic university teaching hospital. He carries an active practice of many patients under treatment as well as teaching residents and medical students. The material that is presented in this collection of short stories takes place around a fictional pub located in Portland, Maine.
The characters depicted in these stories are purely fiction and bear no resemblance to actual persons or places. However, the encounters between the characters, the graphic content of their revelations, and the circumstances of their relationships are inspired by actual case histories accumulated during many years of the author’s practice as a clinical physician. Each of these case histories was the topic of student lecture material during teaching encounters.
At the encouragement of many of his peers, he was convinced that this information would be valuable to persons outside of the medical field. This collection of stories, and their associated messages and lessons to be learned, was documented. The case histories have been rewritten as narrative scenarios between two or more people. The reader will find that the clinical conclusion and the question-and-answer teaching commentaries following each of the stories will inspire a deeper insight into their own intimate relationships with others.
Dr Zocort has authored hundreds of scientific articles, books, book chapters, and lectures throughout his academic career. This is Dr Zocort’s’ first venture into a literary venue outside of the field of pure science, and it is written for non-professionals.
Roger C. Zocort, MD, is a pen name, but his rank, title, and teaching experience are quite real, as are the composite characters presented in this book.