You are invited to the book party to celebrate campus authors who published with the new UC Medical Humanities Book Series in 2011.
The book “Health Citizenship: Essays in Social Medicine and Biomedical Politics” by Dorothy Porter delves into the tangled strands of social forces that have linked theory and practice in social medicine and examines their impact on changing the principles and directions of public health. “Paths to innovation : Discovering Recombinant DNA, Oncogenes, and Prions, in One Medical School, Over One Decade” by Henry Bourne describes the successful paths of four young scientists in the 1970s to analyze how today’s leaders and biomedical institutions can promote innovation in the twenty-first century. “The Remarkables: Endocrine Abnormalities in Art” by Carol Z. Clark and Orlo H. Clark looks at the intersections between medicine and art throughout history, examining paintings that demonstrate the artist’s skill of observation manifest in accurate representations of endocrine disease. “The Healing Art of Writing” edited by Joan Baranow, Brian Dolan, and David Watts brings together the voices of caregivers and patients who share a passion for writing about the mysterious forces of illness and recovery. A belief shared among all contributors is that being cured of a disease is not the same thing as being healed, and that writing poetry and prose brings us to a place of healing. Last but not least, “Clowns and jokers can heal us: Comedy and Medicine” by Albert Howard Carter III presents and analyzes humor on medical topics inside and outside the hospital. Carter argues that comedy can be a form of preventive medicine and should routinely be an adjunct to medical care. Introductory remarks will be given by Dr Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of Education for UCSF School of Medicine. Don’t miss out! Wednesday, December 7, 5:00-7:00 pm, Lange Room, Parnassus Library.