John Babb is a former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, as well as a retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. His background in pharmacy, emergency preparedness & response, and health care, as well as a lifelong love of history, allows him to accurately portray some of the primitive medical techniques and remedies, as well as curative folklore, practiced in the 1800s. His first novel, Orphan Hero, was widely read with excellent reviews. His most recent novel, Voices of the Dead, deals with the great yellow fever epidemic of 1878, and the uncommon bravery, sacrifice, and service of those who fought the disease. He lives in Collierville, Tennessee with his wife, Victoria.