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Inventing Ott is one of the best biographies I've ever read. The reason it's so different is that the life story is told in many short tales of actual incidents rather than just stating in order the specific points in his life. I particularly enjoyed the tales of Ott (Arthur C. Guyton's nickname) and William Faulkner. The many pictures and diagrams were entertaining and informative.
In summary, this book was a biography about Dr.Arthur C. Guyton, who loved learning, and, in spite of a crippling disease, polio, managed to be a surgeon, military man, inventor, writer, professor,husband, and father of 10 Harvard medical graduates. He is best known for inventing the electric wheelchair and for writing his textbook on physiology. His life would inspire anyone, especially those in wheelchairs.