- By Kelley Luckstein
Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine Presents Lecture on Emotions and the Practice of Medicine
ROCHESTER, Minn. —The Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine invites the public to a free lecture entitled "The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine," presented by Danielle Ofri, M.D.
WHAT: The Irving S. Cooper Memorial Lecture entitled "The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine," presented by Danielle Ofri, M.D. Dr. Ofri is a physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary journal to arise from a medical setting. She writes about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for The New York Times and other publications. Her book, What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine, was published in June 2013. According to The New York Times, her writing style is "taut, vivid prose" She writes for a lay audience with a practiced hand.
WHERE: Phillips Hall, lobby level, Siebens Building, 200 First Street SW.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture.
Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot. The Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine is sponsoring this lecture with support from the Mayo Clinic Irving S. Cooper Visiting Professorship, established by Sissel Cooper Bos and the Cooper Institute for Advanced Studies in Medicine and the Humanities in Naples, Fla. The annual professorship supports outstanding individuals from the medical/scientific community in the fields of neurosurgery, neuroscience, and medicine and the humanities. More information is available athttp://www.mayoclinic.org/humanities-in-medicine.
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