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“A very easy read about an authoritarian giant in a time of
giants. The inherent message—complete care of the patient
and the patient’s cares—remains.
Dr. Zollinger would like this book; Dr. Dunphy would say he
wasn’t that good! I enjoyed it immensely.”
—Murray Brennan, MD, FACS
Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
“Driven, devoted, dedicated, accomplished. Dr. Zollinger was
all of these and much more. Herein learn how greatness was
forged and how the impact continues. If you like a good tale—
an inspiring, richly told story—you will find it here. This is the
stuff that made American surgery and America what it is.”
—LaMar McGinnis, Jr., MD, FACS
Senior Medical Advisor and Liaison,
American Cancer Society
Craig Miller, MD, FACS, researched and wrote
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and career of Robert M. Zollinger, MD, FACS.
The narrative is a compelling read for anyone
interested in the story behind one of the
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Dr. Miller is chief of vascular services and director of vascular imaging
at Margaret Pardee Memorial Hospital, the University of North Carolina
Published by the American College of Surgeons.
The Big Z: The Life of
Robert M. Zollinger, MD
“…a magnificent piece
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surgical sequel to
The Greatest Generation.
A superb effort.”
—Hiram C. Polk, Jr.,
University of Louisville
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