5. About The Author
John Gall, M.D., was educated at St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Yale College. After receiving his medical training at George Washington University School of Medicine, he trained in Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1958 and is currently a member of the Senior Section of the Academy. During the 60's, 70's and 80's, as part of his practice, he conducted weekly seminars in Parenting Strategies for parents, prospective parents, medical students, nursing students, and other health care practitioners. He retired from private practice in 2001 after more than forty years of experience in behavioral and developmental problems of children. At the time of his retirement he was Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. In addition to scientific papers, he is the author of The Systems Bible, a study of the problems and pitfalls of large systems; Elegant Parenting; Dancing with Elves; and First Queen, a historical novel on the life of the Eighteenth Dynasty Queen Hatshepsut of ancient Egypt. In addition he maintains a teaching web site, for health care professionals whose work takes them into contact with infants and children, entitled "Variety in the Pediatric Exam: Use of Nonobtrusive Techniques in the Clinical Setting," which can be viewed at http://Variety.GeneralSystemantics.com



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