CLIFTON K. MEADOR,MD, graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1955 with honors. After serving two years in the US Army Medical Corps, he completed his medical training and returned to his birthplace of Selma, Alabama, to practice medicine. He subsequently served as the director of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, then dean of the university’s school of medicine, then a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt and a chief medical officer of Saint Thomas Hospital. Having retired in 2012, he is now a full-time writer.
Meador has published extensively in medical literature and authored a number of satirical articles on the excesses of medical practice. He has also authored thirteen other books, including his best selling Fascinomas: Fascinating Medical Mysteries and True Medical Detective Stories. Sketches of a Small Town is his 14th book
Sketches of a Small Town…circa 1940, is a memoir of his life growing up in a small cotton town in the Deep South during the 1930s and ’40s.