Read with Literacy Works

Featuring Will Linder

Join us for an evening with Will Linder, author of "A Scientific Revolution: Ten Men and Women Who Reinvented American Medicine." 

Author, editor, and emeritus Literacy Works Board member Will Linder will discuss his new book, which features vignettes of ten figures who made historical contributions to the field of medicine! The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. 

Attendees will have a chance to converse, enjoy light refreshments, and purchase a copy of the book. Half of all book proceeds will be donated to Literacy Works.

Thursday, November 10th

7:00 PM | Admission: $20

Robert Crown Center | Stein Room

1801 N Main St. Evanston, IL

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Coauthored with Dr. Ralph Hruban, the book chronicles ten men and women who battled sexism, racism, or their own personal demons to make medicine a modern science. Today, we take it for granted that the treatments our doctors prescribe are based on research and evidence. But for the longest time, medicine in the United States was mired in folk wisdom, ancient ideas about mysterious bodily fluids, and just plain quackery.

 

Learn more about some of the individuals who invested body and soul and, in some cases, paid the ultimate price to advance scientific medicine.