Book Four

Book Four  


In Book Four Chapter One Tom Dooley takes his communications to a new level with this film. This video was shot by Tom in Muong Sing Laos, but without sound. He brought it to some producer of film and did a voice over himself of the film. He is the narrator of the entire film. So one can see a progression of the sophistication of Tom's marketing in the later 50s. Muong Sing was one of Tom's early hospitals in Laos. The first was at Viet Viang, the second was at Muong Sing, and the third was at Nam Tha.


 



In Book Four Chapter Two we bring to you the ABC TV broadcasting of The CC Criss Award on November 22, 1959 broadcast nationwide. CC Criss and his brother were physicians who started one of the first health insurance companies in the US, primarily for farmers, and was located in Omaha Nebraska. CC and Mabel Criss created a foundation to support various organizations and even today the University of Nebraska University Library is called "The CC and Mabel Criss Library." This award was given to a humanitarian. The 1959 winner was Dr Tom Dooley. Present at the dinner was Fred Astaire, Dr Charles Mayo, Jr, Don McNeil, and General Jimmy Doolittle. Dr Dooley and Gen Doolittle sons were contemporaries in St Louis living in the same neighborhood.

Dr Albert Schweitzer MD, the first Jungle Doctor in history, was also a winner of the CC Criss award. The moderator, Bob Considine, a journalist in the 50s says exactly that in his speech.

President Dwight Eisenhower sent a personal letter of congratulations which is read aloud on the show.

For those of you who do not know Jan Clayton, she was an singer and actress on the stage in the 50s.