Robert K. Maddock Jr. has a love of history. He graduated from St. George?s School, Middletown, Rhode Island (?52), and Stanford University with a BA (?56). He is a captain (USMCR) with active service and reserve duty (?56??65), part of which was in the Middle East. He graduated from the University of Virginia with an MD (?62). He did five years? postgraduate training at University of Utah College of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, was full-time faculty for three years, and eventually was adjunct professor of medicine (U of Utah) and fellow in the American College of Physicians. His wife, Raija Pönkänen, RN, FNP, is an illustrator. Combined, they have reared nine children.