Walter C. Alvarez
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0540-3;
Walter Clement Alvarez (1884–June 18, 1978) was an American doctor of Spanish descent. He authored several dozen books on medicine, and wrote Introductions and Forewords for many others. Alvarez was known for his dry wit.He was born in San Francisco and spent his childhood in Hawaii, where his father was a government physician. In 1910, having received his medical education in Stanford University, he began his practice.From 1913 to the end of 1925, Alvarez practiced internal medicine in San Francisco and conducted research at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1934 he became Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota (Mayo Foundation) and later served as Consultant in Medicine Emeritus.
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