School of Medicine’s Greasewood Press publishes ‘The Birthplace of Nevada Medicine: Carson City’

Book signing, reception on December 7 at Sierra Surgery Hospital in Carson City

RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Greasewood Press celebrates its latest publication in the History of Medicine series, The Birthplace of Nevada Medicine: Carson City, with a free book signing and reception on Monday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sierra Surgery Hospital, 1400 Medical Parkway in Carson City.

Authors Anton P. Sohn, M.D., and Richard G. Pugh will be on hand to sign copies of the book as will several physicians profiled in the publication.

The Birthplace of Nevada Medicine: Carson City describes individuals from 1855 through present day, who have dedicated themselves to northern Nevada by relieving disease and suffering. This book is the latest in the Greasewood Press series on the History of Medicine which is known for recording the state's medical history from frontier health care of the 19th century to the advent of modern medicine in Nevada.

Sohn is the author of four books published by the School of Medicine's Greasewood Press: The Healers of the 19th Century Nevada, People Make the Hospital: The History of Washoe Medical Center, Better Medicine: The History of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Frontier Surgeon and Georgetown Medical School Dean. Sohn graduated from Indiana University of Nevada School of Medicine and was chairman of the pathology department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine for 25 years.

Pugh has written three other books printed by Greasewood Press-Serving Medicine, the story of the state medical association; The Cutting Edge, in which he describes 50 years of medicine in Reno; and Nevada Veterinarians, which tells the history of veterinary medicine across Nevada from the early days of statehood to modern day. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service in Greenville, South Carolina and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before becoming chief executive officer of the TB and Health Association of Coastal Carolina in 1967. Pugh was a lobbyist for the South Carolina Medical Association before accepting the position of chief executive officer of the Nevada State Medical Association in 1973. Following his retirement in 1988, Pugh embarked upon his writing career.


Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.