The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library will host a book signing for Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth Century Country Doctor and Philosopher on Friday, September 6, from 4:30-6:30pm, with remarks by Chancellor Dan Rahn, Dr. William Lindsey, and others at 5pm. In addition to transcriptions of Dr. Bachelor’s philosophical writings and a diary of his medical cases, the book includes a foreword by Dr. Thomas Bruce, a letter from Senator Dale Bumpers (whose ancestors were neighbors of Dr. Bachelor), an extensive introductory section and notes by Dr. Lindsey, and an afterword by Dr. Jon Wolfe. A descendant of Dr. Bachelor donated the diary to the UAMS Library’s Historical Research Center last year, and Library staff assisted with some of the research for the book.
Fiat Flux, which was published by the University of Arkansas Press, is an important addition to the historical record of how medicine was practiced in western Arkansas in the late 1800’s. All UAMS faculty, staff and students, as well as the public, are invited to attend the book signing event.