Scranton Makes House CallGAMBIER, Ohio (September 19, 2008) Dr. Pierce E. Scranton Jr., Class of 1968 , of Seattle, Washington, is an orthopedic surgeon and the former team physician for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He led a group of physicians to Vietnam in 2002 to perform surgeries on land-mine victims and the disabled.
Scranton will deliver a lecture at Kenyon sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. The lecture, Scranton said, "will examine the value of mentorship, friendship, of being encouraged to exceed expectations; the value of communication in both the written and spoken word in many languages; and the value of pursuit of knowledge using scientific principles."
The free lecture, called "The Relationship between Hegel, Kokosing Crawfish, and Vietnamese Land Mine Victims," is at 11:10 a.m., September 25, 2008, in the Olin Auditorium. Scranton will also discuss Death on the Learning Curve and sign copies of the book at 4:00 p.m. that day at the College Bookstore. The novel is a medical drama based on real-life experiences. The book examines the medical challenges and dangers involved in the on-the-job training of medical interns.
Scranton maintains a private practice in Seattle. He is a former president of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society and the NFL Physician's Society. He is also the author of Playing Hurt: Treating the Warriors of the NFL.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation is based in Hudson, Ohio, and is dedicated to encouraging the free enterprise system. The foundation is the generous supporter of a series of lectures on the Kenyon campus during the academic year.