Beat the Devil: John R. David: A Memoir
By: John R. David
About the Book
Beat the Devils is a memoir of the life of John R. David, which includes his research, discovering one of the first cytokines MIF (Migration Inhibitory Factor), a proinflammatory cytokine critical in autoimmunity and sepsis. John also worked on parasites affecting humans with new diagnostics and treatments.
Read Beat the Devils and learn about John and his wife of 62 years, Roberta, working together; Lisa, his daughter, COO of Planned Parenthood and now CEO of Public Health Solutions; Joshua, his son, who started the High Line in NYC; John’s director father, who married Deana Durbin; how John sent 200,000 condoms twice to prevent HIV/AIDS at the Carnival in Salvador, Brazil; and much more.
About the Author
John R. David practices the piano for three hours a day and records duets with his wonderful composer/cellist/piano teacher, Andrea Casarrubios. John’s son and daughter live five minutes away and his two granddaughters, Nathalie and Claudia, are 25 minutes away, which he loves. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Science, and American Association of Immunologists. John attended Hollywood High School and the University of Chicago for college and medical school.