Marguerite Vigliani ’66 Co-Authors Medical History Book
Marguerite was raised and educated in Rhode Island and graduated from Classical High School in 1966. She is a Clinical Professor of OBGYN at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and she maintains a private practice in East Providence, Rhode Island. She has authored over 20 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. She has received numerous teaching awards from students, house staff, and faculty from Brown University. She has provided many relevant services to government agencies as a consultant to various programs administered by the Rhode Island Department of Health, and she has extensive experience with public speaking on women’s health issues.
She is an avid gardener, bridge player, ballroom dancer, rower, and most importantly a doting grandmother of four beautiful and brilliant grandchildren. Her newest venture is writing for fun. In 2013 she edited her father’s biography, The Hardy Seed, and published it on Kindle.
Her newest writing venture is this marvelous collaboration with co-author Gale Eaton to write A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries. She hopes you love this book – from Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals and Ancient Greek sleep therapy through midwifery, amputation, bloodletting, Renaissance anatomy, bubonic plague, and cholera to the discovery of germs, X-rays, DNA-based treatments and modern prosthetics, the History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries is a wild ride through the history of humankind.