So Far, So Good!
So Far, So Good! is about Theodore (Ted) Doege, born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1928, the second of five children in the family of Arthur and Erna Doege. In 1937, the family moved east to the small town of Bronxville near New York City, when Reverend Arthur Doege became president of Concordia Collegiate Institute, a small, Lutheran Church-affiliated high school and junior college.
Attending Bronxville High School and then receiving a scholarship to Oberlin College, Ted graduated in 1950 and briefly was a Burlington Railroad section hand. Drafted into the Army in late 1952, he became a parachutist, after discharge enrolling as a medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 1957, Ted married medical school classmate, Ann Elizabeth Edmondson, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
At the University of Rochester, Ted also received training as a pathology Fellow. From 1958 to 1967 he held positions at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta and the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1967, Doctor Doege was appointed Visiting Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai, Thailand, after which he returned in 1970 as an associate professor in the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago.
From 1977 until he retired in January, 1996, Doctor Doege directed or advised an American Medical Association science group responsible for environmental, public, and occupational health issues.