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Join us in person on Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM as Andrew Lam talks about his new book, The Masters of Medicine: Our Greatest Triumphs in the Race to Cure Humanity's Deadliest Diseases.
An in-depth look at the mavericks, moments, and mistakes that sparked the greatest medical discoveries in modern times—plus the cures that will help us live longer and healthier lives in this century . . . and beyond
Human history hinges on the battle to confront our most dangerous enemies—the half-dozen diseases responsible for killing almost all of mankind. The story of our medical triumphs reveals an inspiring tapestry of human achievement, but the journey was far from smooth. It is a tale replete with dramatic episodes as spellbinding as any blockbuster Hollywood movie.
In The Masters of Medicine, Dr. Andrew Lam, an award-winning author and retinal surgeon, distills the long arc of medical progress down to the crucial moments that were responsible for the world’s greatest medical miracles. He brings to life heroic tales of embattled mavericks who endured ridicule and sometimes risked their own lives to conceive the incredible, life-saving cures we depend on, and often take for granted, today.
Andrew Lam, M.D., is the author of three award-winning books: Saving Sight, Two Sons of China, and Repentance. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he has served as a contributing commentator for PBS NewsHour, New England Public Radio, and many other media outlets. He is a practicing retina surgeon in Western Massachusetts and an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Learn more at www.AndrewLamMD.com.
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