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Local MD Writes Father’s Humorous Biography

“Miracles on the Nars”

Dr. Richard M. Newton, a Roanoke physician, is releasing a telling new biography of his father, Dr. Maury C. Newton. The book, “Miracles on the Nars,” chronicles the antic-filled life of an able and witty Christian doctor based in a bowl of Appalachian mountains. From delivering babies in the Great Depression to becoming delegate to the Virginia House of Representatives, Maury Newton knew no ordinary day.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or This is also an eLIVE title, meaning each book contains a code redeemable for a free audio book version from eLIVE Listen, Imagine, View, and Experience!

The author was educated at Wake Forest College, the Medical College of Virginia, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, and did his cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He served five years in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, including two years of active duty in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Dr. Newton has practiced medicine and cardiology in Roanoke, Virginia since 1960, where he currently resides with his wife Jane. The two have four grown children

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