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Thomas Anthony Dooley

Dooley, Thomas Anthony, 1927–61, American physician and author, b. St. Louis, Mo., grad. Univ. of Notre Dame, M.D. St. Louis Univ., 1953. In 1954, Dooley supervised the care and treatment of thousands of refugees from North Vietnam. He described this experience in Deliver Us from Evil (1956). To provide medical care in remote areas he helped organize the Medical International Corporation (MEDICO), which later became (1962) a service of CARE. His writings include The Edge of Tomorrow (1958) and The Night They Burned the Mountain (1960).

See biography by J. T. Fisher (1998).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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