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Dorothy Jean Buchanan-Davidson Edit Profile

medical editor and writer

Dorothy Jean Buchanan-Davidson, American Medical editor and writer, retired. Avocations: swimming, sewing, knitting, music, traveling F C. Fellow United States Public Health Service, Paris, 1955-1956, Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, 1948-1950, Washington State College, 1945-1947, Lilly Postdoctoral fellow in medical science, London, 1953-1955.


Buchanan-Davidson, Dorothy Jean was born on December 22, 1925 in Monmouth, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John Dales and Helen Barr (Huey) Buchanan.


Student, Monmouth College, 1945. Bachelor of Science, Washington State University, 1947. Master of Science, University Cincinnati, 1949.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1951.


Instructor department biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1950-1953; project associate department biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1956-1960; abstractor, Chemical Abstracts, Columbus, Ohio., 1960-1976; abstractor water resources center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974-1976; teacher, Madison Area Technology College, 1974-1976; science writer, Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Madison, 1976-1980; editor, curriculum coordinator administrative medicine program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980-1983; program coordinator center for affective disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983-1986; editor school nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1987-1990. Numerous freelance writing and editing jobs.


  • Avocations: swimming, sewing, knitting, music, traveling F C.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, technical publications, and feature stories to professional journals. Contributor news releases to Wisconsin newspapers. Columnist Wisconsin Medical Journal.


Elder, deacon Presbyterian Church, Oregon, Wisconsin, since 1962. Member Oregon (Wisconsin) History Society, since 1988. Member American Medical Writers Association, Anciens Eleves de l'Institut Pasteur, Madison MacIntosh Users Group (vice president 1988, editor 1988-1989), Sigma Xi, Iota Sigma Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, sewing, knitting, music, travel.


Married Max Arthur Davidson, May 31, 1957. Children: Scott Arthur, Janet Rae, Nancy Jean.

John Dales Buchanan

Helen Barr (Huey) Buchanan

Max Arthur Davidson

Nancy Jean Buchanan-Davidson

Janet Rae Buchanan-Davidson

Scott Arthur Buchanan-Davidson