Virginia artist and author Mary Montague Sikes shows landmark Hot Springs, VA hostelry, The Homestead, in pastels, photographs and descriptive text. Sikes details the design conception, construction and numerous renovations which create the classic accommodation to attract guests ranging from honeymooners to world leaders.
Located in scenic Bath County, the Homestead claims a rich history and is the site of the Jefferson Pools, one of the nation¿s earliest spas. Guest offerings include the amenities of a fully equipped resort, hiking and horseback-riding along the Cascade trails, afternoon tea, golf and carriage rides. The Homestead is a selection from the Snapshot in Time series, an updated re-purposing of the installments in Sikes' classic HOTELS TO REMEMBER.
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Stephen Garrett Marcus, M.D. is a physician who has focused his professional career on the development of new treatments for life-threatening and disabling diseases. Born and educated in New York City, Dr. Marcus received his medical degree from New York Medical College. After an internal medicine residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and oncology (cancer treatment) specialty training at the University of California in San Francisco, Dr. Marcus spent several years practicing emergency and critical care medicine while maintaining clinical activities caring for people with cancer.In 1985, Dr. Marcus entered the biotechnology industry where he has been directly responsible or played a leadership role in the development of a number of important new medications. Dr. Marcus was the key figure in the development of beta interferon as the first effective treatment of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Marcus developed the idea for testing recombinant beta interferon (Betaseron) as a treatment of multiple sclerosis, established a team of top U.S. and Canadian investigators and, with expert consultants, designed the clinical studies, and successfully executed the research program that resulted in the availability of Betaseron as the first effective treatment of multiple sclerosis throughout the world. This revolutionized the treatment of multiple sclerosis and was the forerunner of the many drugs for multiple sclerosis that are available today.Dr. Marcus played a leadership role in the development of fludarabine for a form of leukemia, and served as the leader of multinational teams of researchers developing new treatments of cancer, multiple sclerosis, as well as other life-threatening or disabling conditions.At present, Dr. Marcus is the president and chief executive officer of a biotechnology company that is developing a new medication for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.