Order “Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales” via www.TTUPress.org &/or invite author JThomas_Hutton@Yahoo.com & https://jthomashutton.wordpress.com/ to speak to your organization(s).

Please invite Rotarian Tom Hutton, MD, PhD, (JThomas_Hutton@Yahoo.com) retired neurologist, to speak to your organization(s) about his book &/or order his newly released Carrying the Black Bag book from www.TTUPress.org &/or e-forward this message to others who may be interested in his charming, irresistible book &/or in Tom’s being a speaker at their various organizations.  Trudy_Hutton@Yahoo.com

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Details: Texas Tech University Press Announces the Release of Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales by Tom Hutton, M.D.:  Carrying the Black Bag now available nationwide

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech University Press announces the release of Carrying the Black Bag:  A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales by Tom Hutton, M.D.  Carrying the Black Bag is available in hardcover (6 x 9, 257 pages; photographs; ISBN: 978-0-89672-954-4) and eBook ($9.95) editions.

During his thirty-plus years of practicing in West Texas and Minnesota, physician and neurologist Tom Hutton discovered that a doctor’s best teachers are often his patients. From these (extra)ordinary individuals, Hutton gained a whole-hearted respect for the resourcefulness, courage, and resilience of the human spirit. Hutton’s patients—and the valuable lessons they taught—served as the inspiration for Carrying the Black Bag.

Part memoir and part tribute to the patients who faced major illness with grace, grit, and dignity, Carrying the Black Bag invites readers to experience what it is like to be a doctor’s hands, eyes, and heart. Imagine the joy of witnessing a critically ill five-year-old who, against all odds, claws her way back from a coma and near certain death. Meet a lonely Texas widower with Parkinson’s disease who hosts elaborate pinochle parties for a pack of imaginary canines. Step into the surgical booties of the author when he attempts to deliver his own child amid heart-stopping obstetrical complications—during a paralyzing Minnesota blizzard.

Through real-life patient narratives, Hutton shines light on ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges. Moreover, this captivating tale captures the drama of medicine—its mystery, pathos, heroism, sacrifice, and humor.

Tom Hutton, M. D., is an internationally-recognized clinical and research neurologist and educator. The past president of the Texas Neurological Society, Dr. Hutton served as professor and vice chairman of the Department of Medical and Surgical Neurology at the Texas Tech School of Medicine. He now lives on his cattle ranch near Fredericksburg, Texas. Visit Tom Hutton online at: https://jthomashutton.wordpress.com/

Texas Tech University Press, the book publishing office of the university since 1971 and a member of the American Association of University Presses since 1986, publishes nonfiction titles as well as several scholarly journals, acclaimed series for young readers, an annual invited poetry collection, and literary fiction of Texas and the West. Visit Texas Tech University online at: www.ttupress.org

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Tom Hutton, M.D. or Carrying the Black Bag are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone: (615) 297-9875 or email: maryglenn@maryglenn.com

“Each story slipped into The Black Bag is a shining jewel, polished to perfection and written with empathy, sensitivity and humor. Hutton brings to life a doctor’s unflagging dedication to the human condition as a healer with utmost respect for each patient fortunate enough to be graced by his compassion and commitment. Every tale, once begun, entrances.”

Antoinette van Heugten, author of USA Bestsellers Saving Max and The Tulip Eaters

“Being a physician is a privilege, in no small part because of the powerful insight it provides into the human condition. Tom Hutton addresses themes of interest to all readers – love, loyalty, family and mortality – and shows how he could affect a positive outcome, and how he, in turn, was changed by those for whom he cared.”

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP president, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

“How many doctors have you come across who can write this well, especially for the lay reader? He’s a natural, that’s for sure! Carrying the Black Bag is a must-read for anyone interested in following a wonderful doctor on his rounds.”

Bartee Haile, Texas history author and newspaper columnist

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