Dewees islander, golfer, traveller, lucky husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, author of medical and children’s books, professor and gastroenterologist, MUSC, Charleston, SC, USA

About Me

Having semi-retired, I now have more time to reflect on my many blessings. Topping the list are my wonderful family and dozens of close friends around the world.

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FRED THE SNAKE

Follow Fred the Snake on his wonderful adventures and mishaps in the city as he learns lessons and makes friends.

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MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS

My 60 year medical career focused on a procedure called ERCP. I am now semi-retired but still involved with MUSC and medical research.

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Blog Posts

These intermittent ramblings are aimed at my special family, and friends all over the world. I hope that some of them entertain. Comments welcome

From Indian inspiration to Middlesex memories (and dodging Dorian)

Sorry, me again, but it has been an eventful week. From Hyderabad I flew overnight to London, and went, after a BA shower and breakfast, to attend a celebration of[…]

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Highs in Hyderabad

This one is for fellow gastroenterologists (stomach doctors). I have just returned from a brief visit to Hyderabad, participating in an endoscopy conference at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG)[…]

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Recent Book Reviews

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When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended by Peter B. Cotton is a laugh-out-loud funny children’s story about a snake that suffers an accident after slithering into the street. Fred the Snake comes from the rainforest. Although he is just a young snake when he is sent to live with his young human friend, Fred remembers life in the forest and especially the Forest Code. As he gets older, Fred and his human friend go for a walk, but in his eagerness to explore and meet a new friend, poor Fred forgets the Forest Code, especially to look both ways.

Alyssa Elmore

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5 Stars

What a delightful surprise to find a gift box with your name on it. Seeing air holes punched in the sides made it excitingly obvious that there was an animal nestled inside, and the note from Jungle Jim indicated that there would be no puppy dog or kitty cat inside. In fact, lying there curled up within the box was a very exceptional snake, one named Fred.

Jack Magnus

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5 Stars

This is a good story book if you’ve got a little one that struggles to follow the rules or if you’re just trying to explain what the rules are. The story shows why it’s so important as well, because your children can understand how much it must hurt poor Fred to be squished by a car.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) 

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4 Stars

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