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A conversation with Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, author of "Heart: A History"

  • Dates: February 3, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    "Do you want to live a long, healthy, and prosperous life? Don’t smoke. Exercise. Eat right. But also take good care of your interpersonal relationships and the way you deal with life’s inevitable upsets and traumas.... These things, I believe, are also a matter of life and death." -- Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, "Heart: A History"

    For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul.

    As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in "Heart: A History," it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live.

    Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ.

    More information: nyswritersinstitute.org/sandeep-jauhar

    Note: Earlier that same day, an informal talk with Dr. Jauhar will take place 4:15 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Auditorium, University at Albany Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222.

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