Knickerbocker, Charles (1922 - 2001)

Genre: General Fiction

Dr. Charles Knickerbocker was born in Syracuse, NY in 1922. His mother (SEE Frances W. (Cutler) Knickerbocker) was a native of Bangor and the family summered in Southwest Harbor. He received his B.S. from the University of the South and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1946. He settled in Bar Harbor, ME, in 1947.

An internist, Knickerbocker was president of the Hancock County Medical Society and chief of medicine at the Mt. Desert Island Hospital. Besides practicing medicine, he also has written novels and many magazine articles and stories, often published anonymously or under a pseudonym.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Boy Came Back (1951)
  • Juniper Island (1958)
  • The Dynasty (1962)
  • Summer Doctor (1963)
  • The Hospital War (1966)
  • Hide and Seek: The Effect of Mind, Body, and Emotion on Personality and Behavior in Ourselves and Others (1967)
  • Fool's Gold (1992)


  • Minister's Daughter: A Time Exposure Photograph of the Years 1903-04, by Francis Wentworth Cutler (1974)
  • Of Battles Long Ago: Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver in World War I, by G. Ripley Cutler (1979)

Selected Resources