About the Author

Dr. Richard G. Macdonald
Richard Macdonald is a retired podiatrist from Peoria, Illinois. Before practicing medicine in his hometown, Dr. Macdonald was a doctor of podiatry in the United States Army. The proud father of three children, he is also the son of Dr. Hugh Macdonald, the physician whose whooping cough vaccination inspired this book. The author’s first book, “Inside the Gates: the Nazi Concentration Camp at Ebensee, Austria,” tells the story of his father’s part in the freeing of almost 17,000 people held prisoner by the Nazis during World War II. Dr. Macdonald speaks to audiences around the world who want to know more about the heroic rescue. He is now available to speak about the whooping cough vaccine.