Radio KEEL: ‘Don’t we all love a good love story?’

What is the author’s favorite letter in Courtship of Two Doctors? Dave McMillian posed this and many other questions in a wide-ranging Sunday morning  interview on KEEL 710 radio. Among the topics: letter writing, Fitzgerald’s career, and the heroism of Read More →

‘Great book of letters … should be on best-seller lists’

“With these letters in the late 1930’s, these two young people — one of them a small-town man in Omaha — wrote themselves into a lasting marriage.” Our thanks to Kirk Zebolsky, Omaha Literature columnist and reviewer for the online Read More →

Omaha Public Radio: ‘Doctors’ letters document love, medicine’

Robyn Wisch of Omaha Public Radio KVNO focused on the perils of internships in the 1930s and the differences in medical training across states in her October 15th interview with the author. “Fitzgerald said both her parents were training at Read More →

Alice Baker’s roots were in central Louisiana

Alice Baker’s roots were in central Louisiana Alice Baker lived in Alexandria, Louisiana, in her youth and young adulthood. Her father, World War I veteran Dr. E.S. Baker, ran a ward of TB patients at the veterans hospital in Pineville. Alice graduated from Bolton High School and  LSU Read More →

Strategies for Living interview on YouTube

Family counselor and Strategies for Living columnist Dave McMillian interviewed author Martha Fitzgerald for a 30-minute program on a wide range of topics, including from women in medicine, faith, family life, and the dying art of letter writing. The interview is now posted Read More →

They met at Mayo’s

They met at Mayo’s “In Rochester’s history, my parents were merely footnotes,” said author Martha Fitzgerald at Rochester Public Library. “But Dr. [William Carpenter] MacCarty and Mayo Clinic had a profound influence on their lives.” She presented a slide show at the Author Series event Read More →

Courtship of Two Doctors

This charming book is replete with enough medical references to interest any student of medical history. Other readers will fall under the spell of the music, automobiles, and social mores of the 1930s.

- Library Journal

Great new book of letters ... This well-done book should be on best-seller lists.

- Kirk Zebolsky

For medical students and residents in training, this is ‘must’ reading. A lesson from those who came before that great obstacles can be overcome and all will be worth it in the end.

- Robert A. Barish M.D.
Chancellor, LSU Health Shreveport

The tenderness, the joy and the hope of these two especially against the background of widespread and potentially fatal TB at home and Hitler's marauding in Europe makes it a love story to be cherished.

- Rose Selcer

Their letters revealed many tips for communication in a marriage: Be Spirit-filled. Be attentive and sensitive. Be honest. Be loving. Be wise. And sometimes, be quiet and just listen

- Daryl Mitchell M.D.