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Rounding With Louise Aronson

The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute's Story, Health, & Healing Initiative Presents


Louise Aronson, MD, is the author of Elderhood and A History of the Present Illness, and is a geriatrician, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she directs UCSF Health Humanities. 

Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, in her new book Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

Rounding With is sponsored by the WFU Humanities Institute, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with support from an Engaged Humanities Grant received by the university from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Thursday, August 29 at 6:00pm

Footnote Coffee & Cocktails and Bookmarks 634 WEST 4TH STREET, SUITE 120 WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27101

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Speakers, Lectures, Next Week at Wake


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General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students


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