On Hallowed Ground

On Hallowed Ground

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

by Walter T. Hughes, Jr., M.D.


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The history of a tiny plot of ground on which the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital exists holds a truly remarkable story of suffering, happiness and intrigue. Since Hernando de Soto arrived there in 1541 AD and claimed the area in the name of Spain and the Catholic Church, events have occurred within this half mile that lead us to refer to it as “hallowed ground”. The crowning glory came from afar in recent years when the son of Lebanese immigrants in Detroit, Danny Thomas, prayed to St. Jude Thaddeus for direction in his life and promised to build a shrine to the Saint. Why he chose to build his shrine as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and why he placed it on our hallowed half mile in Memphis will enhance the faith of the most hardened heart.

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Format: 6 x 9 Color Paperback, 143 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 16, 2018)
ISBN10: 1478797371
ISBN13: 9781478797371
Genre: HISTORY / General

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Walter T. Hughes, Jr., M.D.WALTER T. HUGHES, JR., M.D. is a physician-scientist and Emeritus Chairman, Department of Infectious Diseases at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He has held positions of Eudowood Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and University of Tennessee College of Medicine and Captain, U. S. Army. In addition to more than 500 scientific publications his books from creative writing include The Yellow Martyrs (2000), The Last Leaf (2003), Ghosts of Misery Island (2006), Suffer the Little Children (2011), From Wales to Pneumocystis and AIDS (2015) and Dr. John H. Erskine: A Yellow Martyr (2016).
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