Roger Gosden has been a scientist, naturalist, writer, editor and more recently a publisher. He trained for his Ph.D. in Cambridge under the Nobel Prizewinner Robert Edwards and was awarded a D.Sc. from Edinburgh Medical School where he was on the faculty for 18 years. His research career has focused on development and aging of the ovary and fertility conservation technology for cancer patients. After an appointment to the first chair of reproductive biology at Leeds University in 1994, he transferred in 1999 to become Scientific Director of Reproductive Biology at McGill University and subsequently to an endowed chair and directorship of the Jones Institute in Norfolk, Virginia. Earlier in his career he was a Population Council fellow at Duke University and became a visiting professor at the Universities of Southern California, Naples, Washington, Hong Kong and Sun Yat-Sen. He served as a journal editor and a consultant to industry and governments in Europe and North America. His last post was Professor and Director of Reproductive Biology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. His wife, Lucinda Veeck Gosden also Cornell faculty, was the chief embryologist for America's first IVF baby. In his second career, as a writer and publisher at Jamestowne Bookworks, he is based in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has a lifelong interest in nature and is a Virginia Master Naturalist.
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A Surgeon's Story. The Autobiography of Robert T. Morris
by Roger Gosden
The amazing story of a New York doctor who pioneered surgery against a tide of professional opposition. As a leading naturalist and horticulturist, he also used his gifts of writing and poetry as an early advocate of nature. “Far more of a human and social portrait than a medical text, this reissue fills the prescription for fascinating reading.” Kirkus (2014)
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