An Unquiet Life
Friday, September 16th 2016
About Herb Keyser: After a fifty-year career, Dr. Herbert Keyser retired from the practice of medicine in 2012 and turned to writing. His book Geniuses of American Theatre, based on his lifelong love of musical theater, has received great critical praise. Herb now spends two or three months each year as a lecturer on the world's most prestigious cruise lines, telling the stories of America's greatest composers, lyricists and performers. Herb lives with his wife Barbara in homes in Texas, Manhattan and Chautauqua.
About An Unquiet Life Odyssey of a Whistleblower: A gripping story of one man’s fight against a powerful medical community Jay Brown, a highly dedicated physician, has moved his practice into a medical community in Texas and finds that he is in the center of a beehive of unnecessary and excessive medical care. Jay comes to believe naively that he can change the practices of many of the local physicians and sets upon a plan. He surreptitiously collects data of their cases to prove his point in the belief that making them aware of their misdeeds will result in a good faith effort to change. The physicians see this much differently. Aside from the obvious conclusion that Brown’s interference will significantly affect their incomes and lifestyle, they see him as a self-righteous, insufferable outsider who considers himself better than they are. They are not far from wrong. They conspire to destroy him through multiple medical and legal pressures. Unwarranted malpractice cases are filed against him. A kangaroo court attempts to remove his privileges. Against all odds he continues the struggle. What unfolds is a harrowing story of one man’s fight against a powerful establishment.