Jack Mayer


Jack Mayer is a Vermont writer and pediatrician. From 1976 - 1986 he was a country doctor on the Canadian border bartering medical care for eggs, firewood, and knitted afghans. Dr. Mayer established Rainbow Pediatrics in Middlebury, Vermont in 1991 where he continues to practice primary care pediatrics. He was a participant at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2003 and 2005 (fiction) and 2008 (poetry). His first non-fiction book is Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project.   His new novel, Before The Court Of Heaven, is inspired by the history of how Germany’s Weimar democracy became the Third Reich.  www.jackmayer.net

Mayer: Troubling Echoes

Jan 29, 2018

We’re in the middle of a national flu epidemic. And it’s sobering to remember that fully half of those who died during the great Flu Pandemic of 1918, one hundred years ago, were both young and healthy.