In conjunction with the presentation of two
rare books by Francis D. Moore, M.D. to Dr. H. Brownell Wheeler, the Library is featuring a display of
Dr. Moore's writings. A prolific author, Dr. Moore has written some 200 articles, concentrating mostly
on surgical topics. He has also written several books including Metabolic Care of the Surgical
Patient (1959), a standard textbook and widely quoted volume in the surgical literature. Most
recently he has written A Miracle and A Privilege (1995), examining fifty years of surgical
A native of Evanston, Illinois, Dr. Moore was an attending physician at the first
successful human kidney transplantation in December, 1954. Now in his eighties, Dr. Moore remains
active, recently advising NASA on physiological effects of long-term spaceflight. Dr. Moore and his wife
currently reside in Westwood, Massachusetts.
The display runs through January, 1998.