About the Author
A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Gilbert R. Lavoie, M.D. graduated from Boston College and the Medical College of Virginia. He then attended Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health earning and MPH in International Medicine. Dr. Lavoie served two years in the US Army as Chief of Epidemiology of the European Command in Germany. He then participated in the World Health Organization Smallpox Eradication Program working in Bangladesh. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lavoie practiced internal medicine in the Boston area for many years. In 1990, he began working in occupational medicine and earned his boards in Occupational Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Lavoie is a recognized international authority on the Shroud of Turin. For the last 22 years, he has pursued a medical and scriptural study of the shroud which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. He has made many new discoveries about the shroud in the area of medicine and has brought new scholarly insights regarding Jewish burial customs connected with the burial of Jesus. His interest has culminated in the creation of a fascinating book, Unlocking the Secrets of the Shroud, in which he presents his original studies revealing for the first time ever, stunning new information about the image of the man on the Shroud of Turin. Favorably reviewed by Publishers Weekly and CBA Marketplace, the book endorsements include Robert Parker of the Spenser for Hire Series, Cardinal OConnor of New York, Jacob Neusner, a rabbinical scriptural scholar, and Walter Abbott, S.J., a theologian and the editor of The Documents of Vatican II. Dr. Lavoie has just finished a revised edition of Unlocking the Secrets of the Shroud called Resurrected, published by Thomas More in 2000.
Dr. Lavoie presently lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Bonnie. They are the parents of three adult children. Dr. Lavoies publications on the Shroud of Turin are listed below.
Books: Unlocking the Secrets of the Shroud published by 1998, Thomas More
Resurrected published by Thomas More 2000
Documentary Video: Unlocking the Secrets of the Shroud - Produced by Dutch Television Current Affairs 1998
Articles: Historical and Medical Articles:
1. Lavoie, Gilbert, Bonnie Lavoie, Rev. Daniel Klutstein, and John Regan. The Body of Jesus was not Washed According to the Jewish Burial Custom. Sindon. Torino. (December 1981) 19-29.
2. Lavoie, Lavoie, Klutstein, and Regan. Jesus, the Turin Shroud, and Jewish Burial Customs. Biblical Archeologist. (Winter 1981) 5-6.
3. Lavoie, Lavoie, Klutstein, and Regan. In Accordance with Jewish Burial Custom, The Body of Jesus Was Not Washed. Shroud Spectrum International. Vol. 1, No. 3 (June 1982) 8-17.
4. Lavoie, Gilbert, Bonnie Lavoie, Rev. Vincent Donovan, and John Ballas. Blood on the Shroud of Turin: Part I. Shroud Spectrum International. No. 7 (June 1983) 15-20.
5. Lavoie, Lavoie, Donovan, and Ballas. Blood on the Shroud of Turin: Part II. Shroud Spectrum International. No. 8 (Sept. 1983) 2-10.
6. Lavoie, Lavoie, and Alan Adler. Blood on the Shroud of Turin: Part III The Blood on the Face. Shroud Spectrum International. No. 20 (Sept. 1986) 3-6.
7. Lavoie, Gilbert. The Difference in the Length of the Arms is an Optical Illusion. Shroud Spectrum International. No. 30 (March 1989) 3-7.
1. The Making of the Blood Marks and the Creation of the Image - Paris 1989
2. The Origin of the Shroud, International Shroud Symposium,- Rome 1993
3. The Image of the Upright Man, International Shroud Symposium, - Turin. 1998
4. Blood on the Face, Shroud of Turin Conference, Richmond, Virginia 1999
5. The Shroud of Turin: A Visual Record of the Sacrifice of Atonement, Eucharistic Congress 2000, Washington, D.C. 2000
Media Presentations: Over 100 radio and TV presentations on The Shroud of Turin including MS-NBC, Today Show, and PAX TV 1998
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