ABOUT DAVID DRUM
David Drum is a medical journalist based in Los Angeles. He is the author of eight nonfiction trade books in the health area, and more than one thousand magazine articles and other works of writing.
David Drum’s health books are distinctly useful and well-organized. All use an honest, educational, common sense approach. Books such as Making the Chemotherapy Decision are known for their well-researched content and for their presentation of factual information in an empathetic, patient-centered, compassionate tone of voice.
David Drum has been a newspaper reporter, a teacher, an advertising copywriter, and a contributing editor and correspondent for newspapers, trade magazines and wire services. He has been working as an independent journalist and author since 1978.
In addition to Making the Chemotherapy Decision, books written or co-written by David Drum include:
-- The Type 2 Diabetes Sourcebook, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2006, co-written with Terry Zierenberg, RN, CDE
--What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You About Uterine Fibroids, Warnerbooks,2003, co-written with Scott Goodwin, MD, and Michael Broder, MD
--Failure to Atone: Memoirs of a Jungle Surgeon in Vietnam, 2006, Allen Hassan, MD, JD, DVM, as told to David Drum
--The Ghosts of War: A Medical Doctor’s Guide to Service-Related Disability Letters that Work, 2010, by Allen Hassan, MD, JD, DVM, and David Drum
--Alternative Therapies for Managing Diabetes, Contemporary Books/McGraw-Hill, 2002
--The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook, Lowell House, 1999
Magazine and newspaper articles by David Drum have appeared in Men’s Health, People, USA Today, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the author of Heathcliff: The Lost Years, a historical romance, and the satirical novel Introducing the Richest Family in America, as well as one book of poetry.
Photograph by Allan Dean Walker