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GI JOE: Biography Chronicles the Life of Renowned Gastroenterologist
Date:7/14/2009

"GI Joe," is the biography of Dr. Joseph Kirsner, a 100-year old practicing gastroenterologist who rose from a family of Russian immigrants to become an internationally recognized physician and medical educator. An active faculty member at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, he contributed to the school's prominence. For 20 years, he was also a medical consultant to the King of Morocco and has family. Dr. James Franklin is the author of "GI Joe."

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- On Monday, September 21, 2009, Dr. Joseph B. Kirsner plans to celebrate his 100th birthday by continuing his usual routine -- going to work.
   
Retirement was never a consideration for centenarian Dr. Kirsner. He has been an active faculty member of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine since 1935. His life and career as a dedicated gastroenterologist are chronicled in a new biography, GI Joe, written by Dr. James L. Franklin, a gastroenterologist and friend who received his training in gastroenterology at the University of Chicago.
   
"Dr. Kirsner is an internationally renowned physician and medical educator who helped shape the field of gastroenterology," says Dr. Franklin. "The son of Russian immigrants, his life is an American success story in the true Horatio Alger tradition."
   
As a young intern, Dr. Kirsner met the love of his life, Minnie Schneider, an aspiring ballerina from Des Moines, Iowa, who became his wife of 60 years. He enlisted in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, a voluntary decision that he considered a sacred duty. He served in Europe and the Pacific, returning to the University of Chicago in 1946.

By 1976, his expertise in gastrointestinal disorders reached King Hassan II of Morocco, who brought him to Morocco after numerous physicians failed to relieve the King's symptoms. They developed a strong relationship, and over the next 20 years, Dr. Kirsner made more than 50 trips to Morocco to provide medical consultation to the King and members of his family.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Kirsner wrote textbooks and hundreds of articles and led the Section of Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago to national prominence. He helped found and lead many of the important societies in American gastroenterology. In Chicago, he co-founded the Gastrointestinal Research Foundation (GIRF) a lay organization dedicated to advancing the cause of digestive disease research. Dr. Kirsner has received the highest awards of all the major societies in his field as well as numerous civic awards.

Dr, Kirsner is one of the outstanding physicians of the twentieth century," states Dr. Franklin. "I was inspired to write GI Joe not only because of his contributions to medicine and medical education, but to convey his understanding and teaching on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. Care of the patient has always been his focus. I felt that in this year of health care reform, this message and how it was achieved is something the public needs to hear."

GI Joe was published by Mendoza Publishing Group, L.L.C., and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. ISBN-10 0-615-22605-1. Special orders can be placed by calling 773-702-7000 or 800-621-2737.

Contacts:    
Jim or Lynda O'Connor
O'Connor Communications, Inc.
847-615-5462

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