Bruyere Publishes Medical Textbook
September 29, 2008 — University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus Harold Bruyere's new medical case studies textbook is the product of his more than 30 years teaching pathophysiology and pathology.
The 500-page textbook, "100 Case Studies in Pathophysiology," will be released this month by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Bruyere, who retired in 2005 as a professor of pathophysiology at the UW School of Pharmacy, says the textbook is designed for students of pharmacy, human medicine, nursing and allied health professions.
He says he began his book in early 2004 after an agent contacted him about writing a medical case studies book.
"They requested a written proposal of what I would write and a sample chapter. They liked what I sent in so Lippincott did a national market research survey and validated there was a need for this type of book," he says.
At UW, he researched the effects of alcohol on the developing heart using a chick embryo model. His was an expert witness in the first U.S. trial for a women accused of fetal abuse for excessive drinking while pregnant.
Bruyere has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in various medical and educational journals during his career.
He now resides in South Sioux City, Iowa, with his wife, Kathy.