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About the Author

Dr. Lud Deppish in His Library

Dr. Lud Deppish in His Library

Ludwig (Lud) Deppisch M.D. is a board certified pathologist and medical historian. His history interests include the health and medical care of United States presidents, the doctor-patient relationship of the physicians who provided that care, the ethics and responsibilities of these doctors, and more recently the health and medical treatment of America’s First Ladies.

A native of New York City where he received his undergraduate education at Fordham University. Deppisch received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. During his pathology career, he was active in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate pathology education. At present he is Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the Northeastern Universities College of Medicine (Ohio) and a Clinical Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Arizona School of Medicine (Tucson).

In addition to his hospital pathology practice and the teaching activities, Deppisch gained national recognition for his expertise in gastrointestinal and gynecologic pathology.

For almost twenty years, Deppisch has given seminars, lectures and courses on the health of United States presidents. He continued this interest after moving to Tucson, Arizona, where he received a Masters in History degree from the University of Arizona.

He continues to live in Arizona with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is currently at work on a second book.  You can contact Dr. Deppisch by going to the Contact page.

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