Seymour I. Schwartz
About the Author
Seymour I. Schwartz, MD, Distinguished Alumni Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester, is a world-renowned surgeon and the author of Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, which in its ten editions and translations has sold more than 300,000 copies. He is also the author of a history of American surgery called Gifted Hands: America’s Most Significant Contributions to Surgery. Dr. Schwartz is equally renowned as a cartographic historian and is the author of many books on historical maps, including Putting “America” on the Map: The Story of the Most Important Graphic Document in the History of the United States. Recently, he has also written a work on colonial American history titled Cadwallader Colden: A Biography and on Renaissance medical history titled The Anatomist, the Barber-Surgeon, and the King: How the Accidental Death of Henry II of France Changed the World.