Dr. Crook received his medical education and training
at the University of Virginia, The Pennsylvania Hospital,
Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins. He was a Fellow of the
American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College
of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and the American
Academy of Environmental Medicine and the American
Medical Association. He also served as a Visiting
Professor at Ohio State University, the University
of California at San Francisco and the University
willingness to listen, learn and work with patients
brought this revered pediatrician adult patients as
well. Always open to new information and ideas, he
became interested in adults' chronic health complaints
connected to yeast
overgrowth and to nutritional and environmental
factors. In addition to yeast-related health problems,
he spoke passionately about the role of nutrition
in children's hyperactivity and learning disorders.
author of 14
books and numerous articles in medical and lay
literature, Dr. Crook addressed professional and lay
groups in 39 states and eight countries. For 15 years,
he wrote a nationally syndicated health column for
General Features and Los Angeles Times syndicates
and was a popular guest on national television and
radio programs, along with the BBC and other international
networks. Many of his publications have been translated
into French, German, Japanese and Norwegian.
Crook's self-effacing manner and his genuine desire
to help people suffering with chronic conditions earned
him friends throughout the world. While his theories
were often criticized, his professionalism earned
him the respect of colleagues worldwide.
father of three daughters, Dr. Crook lived and practiced
medicine in Jackson, Tennessee for almost 40 years.
He had compiled most of the manuscript for
The Yeast Connection and Women's Health
before his death in October 2002.