W. Henry Wall, Jr., D.D.S. was born in 1937 in Albany, GA. Henry grew up in the southwest Georgia town of Blakely. He has been in the active practice of Oral Surgery in Atlanta for more than 40 years. During his career he served as a clinical professor at Emory University School of Dentistry. Henry is an award winning inventor. The most notable of his inventions is the after angioplasty stent, the most successful medical device of our time. Henry is the proud father of four grown children and eight grandchildren. Playing golf and watching football are his favorite sports.
This book is SO well written and a definite page turner! What a riveting story and one that needed to be told, especially in the complicated, clandestine world in which we live. It is heartbreaking and encouraging at the same time, a poignant reminder of how a good man and family can get caught in a web and brought down, used and destroyed. It is also a reminder of how we need to be vigilant of our government, ourselves and the people around us while at the same time remaining faithful to our callings.
To anyone who would take any medicines, not knowing the affects of the drug, beware! You can't trust just anyone, even government, professionals, so-called friends. Go with your conscious, what God gave you.
I liked the book very much and read it in on sitting.
I found the aggressive beginning kind of turned me off, but then the story levelled off and the last part really made up for my concern about the aggressive start.
I was well aware of the criminal acts of Dr. Cameron, who tortured Canadians who were seeking psychiatric care in Quebec . So it made me more confidant that Mr Wall's father was caught in a similar trap.
This book should be required reading for students of Ethics, Psychology, and Sociology.
The book arrived on time and was in excellent condition.
Dr. Wall genuinely spoke from his heart, and this seemed to be therapeutic for him. With all the adversity that he experienced as a child, he was able to excel in school, sports and work and I felt very proud of him.
This is an incredible, real-life story that ought to get more recognition for its multi-dimensional portrayal of the tragedies besetting the life of a small-town Southern doctor that takes us all the way from the brutal racism of the mid-20th Century South to the doctor's incarceration on drug charges, where he apparently becomes a victim of the CIA's atrocious program of secretly drugging innocent Americans. In telling the story of his doctor father, W.H. Wall depicts the jealousies, rivalries, and callousness that sometimes underlie life in small-town America in a way that may shock some readers. Eye-opening, also, is the saga of how his father--a "liberal" by modern definitions--not only rose above the racism of his time and place and treated blacks and whites with equal respect, but spent much of his personal resources attempting to bring more modern medical practices to his rural community. These acts of common human decency made enemies out of some in the local power structure and set in motion the events that would lead to his father's undoing.
But the author is also honest in depicting Dr. Wall's slide into drug abuse that provided his enemies with the ammunition to do him in and, ultimately, led to his conviction and imprisonment in a federal prison. The word "tragedy" is vastly misused today, but it applies to Dr. Wall's life as it was used by ancient Greek dramatists.
Dr. Wall's journey takes an even more dramatic turn while in prison, where, according to his son, the doctor fell into the orbit of one of the CIA-directed doctors who were conducting secret drug experiments on unsuspecting patients. The author believes that this experience permanently marred Dr.Read more ›