'MARCUS WELBY, M.D.'
"A PASSING OF TORCHES"
A year ago this past February I wrote about Chuck Bayliss, a taxi dispatcher in the DC area who was the cousin of former Baltimore detective Tim Bayliss. Several years before, I also wrote about the half-brother of Tim Bayliss... who was also named Tim Bayliss.
Their grandfather moved to California many decades before and died there in 1972 of lung cancer.
Professor Bayliss had been the mentor of future doctor Marcus Welby. In his final days was able to impart some advice to one of Dr. Welby's associates Apache medical student Roger Nastili.
In 1923, Professor Bayliss published a book that was controversial in its time. "The Glory Of Self" was a treatise on "enlightened selfishness". It was the Professor's belief that Man's first obligation was to himself. This was something which appealed to Roger Nastili, who owed the rest of his life to his tribal council because they paid all his education costs.
A few years after the death of Professor Bayliss, that belief about "enlightened selfishness" was revived in a new book "How To Say No" which was read by two employees of WJM-TV in Minneapolis - Murray Slaughter and Mary Richards.