David Gollaher is president of the California Health Care Institute. A fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, he has served on the faculties of Harvard University (where he earned his Ph.D. in the history of science), San Diego State University's Graduate School of Public Health, the University of California at San Diego, and was vice-president of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. His first book, VOICE FOR THE MAD: A Biography of Dorothea Dix, received the Organization of American Historians 1996 Avery O. Craven Award.
CIRCUMCISION: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery (Basic Books, 2000)
VOICE FOR THE MAD: A Biography of Dorothea Dix (The Free Press, 1995)