Al Felman

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Born and reared in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Felman is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is certified in the specialties of Pediatrics and Radiology. After a medical career that spanned  over thirty-five years as a Pediatrician and  Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the University of Florida and South Florida Colleges of Medicine, he began writing  novels.  In addition to speaking at writing conferences, civic/religious seminars and book signings, Dr. Felman continues to lecture on medical subjects to both professional and lay organizations.


Legend of the Feather Pillow, Felman=s latest work, published by High Country Publishers, Ltd., of Boone, N.C. takes the reader behind the scenes of the medical profession as it is practiced today. Although fiction, the events are illustrative of  Felman=s own experiences in the private and public venues. The adventures of the young physician and the manner in which he confronts the realities of medical practice while struggling with his own moral  and ethical behavior form the theme and message of this tale.


From the Ends of the Earth is Felman=s first novel: a life story in partially fictionalized format. It chronicles his  coming of age in Cincinnati, experiences as a training physician and practicing physician, playing polo, living aboard a sailboat, working as a waiter in the Catskill mountains, driving cattle in Montana and other unusual adventures.


The Measure of our Torment, his second novel, is a medical mystery, set in the polo, fox-hunting country of the north-east. It chronicles the affairs of the  wealthy and famous as they self-destruct while cavorting in their luxurious surroundings.


In a third novel,  A Better Man than I,  Felman sounds the depths of women=s feelings, explores the limits of man=s intolerance and unmasks a panorama of human emotions from humor to pathos, poignant to dispassionate, anguished to ecstatic. Set against contrasting venues of a southern medical school and a Wyoming boxing gym, this story will carry the reader well beyond the final bell.


 You are Your Body=s Keeper: Don=t Become a Medical Mistake, is  Dr. Felman=s practical layman=s book for prospective patients or relatives, in which he outlines in concise layman=s terminology, what health consumers need to know. The books covers  various types of medical facilities, physicians who man them,  rights and privileges of patients, the uses and abuses of medical tests and procedures, and a host of addition practical clues that will help patients protect themselves against the practice of bad, or occasional negligent medicine.





In addition to the above, Dr. Felman has written two textbooks on Pediatric Radiology as well as over fifty scientific articles. He has held positions as Chairman of the Section on Radiology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Chairman of the Southern Society of Pediatric Radiology, and various committee appointments in these societies. He recently appeared as a featured speaker on child abuse at the annual international meeting of the Society for Pediatric Radiology.


Dr. Felman is available for speaking engagements, discussion groups, etc on the following topics:


Creative fiction or non-fiction:

Medical negligence (malpractice): What it is, is not and how to avoid becoming a victim

Child abuse ( physical and sexual): Present controversies and how to protect yourself

Child rearing: From Summerhill to Dr. Phil

Beginning tenor banjo: You too can become a hacker

Polo for the poor: How to purchase, train, clean up after and transport  your own polo  ponies.



High Country Publishers, Ltd.                       A.H. Felman, M.D.

197 New Market Center,  #135                     3301 Bayshore Blvd.  #1409

Boone, N.C. 28607                                       Tampa, Fl  33629   

(828) 964-0590                                             (813) 805-9672 (Oct-June)

fax (828) 262-1973                                        (828) 295-0651 (June-Oct.)   


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