William Augustus Evans was an internationally known physician and public health leader, he was a skilled writer and served as health editor of the Chicago Tribune from 1911 to 1914. In the latter capacity, he wrote a regular column in which he would answer questions submitted by readers.

These columns were reprinted under the title “How to Keep Well” in numerous newspapers in the United States and abroad, making Evans the first syndicated health columnist in the United States. Sears and Roebuck later gathered his columns together and republished them as a book.

Books in order of publication:

Wheat and Its Relation to the Present Crisis – 1914

Dr. Evans’ how to Keep Well – 1924

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln: A Study of Her Personality and Her Influence on Lincoln – 1932