Marilyn Gaston, MD '64, former U.S. assistant surgeon general and internationally known researcher for studies on sickle-cell disease, co-authored "Prime Time: The Complete Guide to Health and Wellness for the Midlife African American Lady" ('01), considered the first comprehensive book on the subject.
Thomas Szasz, BA '41, MD '44, a professor and practicing psychiatrist in Syracuse for many years, is best known for criticizing his profession in "The Myth of Mental Illness" ('61). His 23rd book, "Cruel Compassion," was published in '94.
Jonathan Valin, att. UC, former UC faculty, is most well known for his 11 Harry Stoner detective mysteries set in Cincinnati, including the book "Final Notice," which was made into a TV movie.
Lucy Braun, A&S '10, MS (A&S) '12, PhD (A&S) '14, HonDoc '64, former UC faculty, was a renowned conservationist and named one of the 50 foremost botanists in the U.S. after writing her groundbreaking book on ecology, "The Eastern Deciduous Forest" ('50). She died in '71.
Jerry Rubin, A&S '61, one of the "Chicago Seven" who protested the '68 Democratic national convention in Chicago, penned two politically radical books in the late '60s, but recanted much of his revolutionary activity in his '76 book "Growing Up at 37." He died in '94, a well-to-do businessman, after an auto accident.
Darwin Turner, A&S '47, MA (A&S) '49, HonDoc '83, is best known, locally, as UC's youngest graduate, earning his first degree at age 16. He did write 20 books while distinguishing himself in academia and heading the African-American World Studies Program at the University of Iowa. He died in '91.