Art Sippo discovered Doc Savage in 1965 from the Bantam reprint of "The Land of Terror" given to him by his Aunt Helen who read them as a nurse during World War II. He was hooked and continued to collect the reprints until Bantam completed the series in 1990. Doc Savage became the inspiration for Art's career in medicine and he earned his Masters In Public Health from Johns Hopkins specifically because that was Doc's alma mater. Art is board certified in Aerospace medicine and Occupational Medicine. He served for 36 years in uniform including 14 years in the reserves, 12 years as a flight surgeon and medical researcher on active duty in the US Army, and 10 years in the Ohio Army National Guard as a hospital commander and assistant state surgeon. He currently works as a Emergency Room Physician and Medical Consultant in southern Illinois. Art has written several short stories and articles on Doc Savage that have been published in magazines and books. His lovely wife Kathy is his muse and his editor.