Those of you who write will understand the import of this milestone. This month my 1000th publication saw the light of day.
It was a small news item I wrote with my long-time friend, Reg Finger, MD, MPH: “CDC Proposed Expanded HCV Screening.” Vaccine News You Can Use. Colorado Family Physician. 2nd Quarter, 2020(Spring);63:26.
- My first publication was in 1977: Larimore WL. “Friedman curves in undergraduate obstetrical education (Research Paper).” Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1977.
- My second was in 1984: Larimore WL. “Encounters of a poisonous kind.” Nantahala Outdoor Center Newsletter, Fall/Winter, 1984:13.
- 2004 was my “peak year,” with 127 publications.
I’ve been honored to have written or co-written thirty-three books (that have sold over 750,000 copies, including several best-sellers (with four more books in various stages of writing), thirty medical textbook chapters (on a wide variety of topics), and a half-dozen book Forewords.
I’ve been blessed to have had books garner a number of national awards, including three Gold Medallion Award nominations, three Silver Medallion Awards, a Retailer’s Choice Award, and a Book of the Year Award from ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association).
But my main hope is that God was glorified via these various publications – and that they fulfilled Jesus’ command in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”