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Artist and Author 


When I was a little younger I explored the California and Utah deserts, packing a Rolliecord medium-format camera and black and white film.


After years working almost exclusively in charcoal, I have recently entered the world of color. 

My blog explores how the eye works and why it perceives what it does. 

I grew up in Indiana before moving to California to study Biology at Stanford.  After college I taught high school Physics and German in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


In my late 20's I  entered UC San Francisco Medical School.  After medical school I spent a year doing basic science vision research at the Koret Vision Center at UCSF, then went on to do my surgical residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

My surgical career has been devoted mostly to cataract surgery.  My website is a patient education website that logs tens of thousands of visits per year from patients considering cataract surgery.


Scott Brown was an Ohio cartoonist who made a great chocolate soda. 

He was also my grandfather. 


Scott Brown published prolifically in the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, the New Yorker, and other magazines for decades while serving up chocolate sodas to generations of locals at Brown's Soda shop in Mansfield Ohio. This hardback, all color book tells the story of his life using over 130 brilliant images from museums, magazines, newspapers, and private collections, and features my personal observations of him and the soda shop.


Scott Brown: Cartoonist  will be available this spring! 

See Turas Publishing for up to date information.  


To find out more about Scott Brown, visit

You can also find us on Facebook at

The Scott Brown Project

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