During the next few months I'll be travelling to many cities in Canada to talk about heart disease and other medical issues. I hope I have a chance to meet many of you at the following events:
Tuesday May 21
THORNHILL, ON MEET & GREET, 1-3pm
Ambrosia Natural Foods
55 Doncaster Avenue
Wednesday May 22
PETERBOROUGH, ON PUBLIC LECTURE, 7pm
Holiday Inn Waterfront
150 George Street N.
Tuesday June 11
HAMILTON, ON PUBLIC LECTURE, 6:30pm
1000 Upper Gage Ave
Please register by calling the store at 905-388-8400
Tuesday September 10
NIAGARA FALLS, ON MEET & GREET, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
4025 Dorchester Rd.
W. Gifford-Jones, M.D.
published 2000, ECW Press
“You’re going to do what?” His wife’s startled question says it all. But then Dr. Ken Walker (W. Gifford-Jones) began to write about his life as a hotel doctor, ship’s surgeon, family physician, surgical specialist, syndicated medical journalist, and maverick. For 25 years his weekly newspaper column has reached five million readers in Canada. And his common sensical, folksy style has endeared him to many. But few people know the price he’s paid for refusing to sit on the fence about controversial social issues.
This book tells what it’s like to be a syndicated medical journalist. How it’s been the best and the worst of times. How the experience has shaped his thinking on the grave problems facing patients and society. It’s the inside story of his battle against huge odds to legalize heroin to ease the agony of terminal cancer pain. The toll it took on his family when he decided to perform legal abortions. How renowned organizations sometimes distort the truth.
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones is the pseudonym of Ken Walker, a Toronto-based gynecologist and author. His previous book with ECW, The Healthy Barmaid, was a best-seller.