Today we take it for granted that our doctors base the care they provide us on science. But, for the longest time, medicine in the United States was mired in folk wisdom, ancient notions of bodily humors, and plain quackery. The transformation of medicine from a rough-and-ready trade into a profession based on research and evidence was nothing short of a miracle. A Scientific Revolution: Ten Men and Women Who Reinvented American Medicine tells the story of this sea change through the lives of pivotal figures who committed body and soul to advancing rigorous patient care and physician training.
The Wall Street Journal recently wrote that “Dr. Hruban and Mr. Linder’s portraits capture an inflection point in American medicine: the . . . the sense of moment experience by those who were leading the revolution.” A Scientific Revolution is about medicine but is informed by an awareness of the human dimensions of scientific progress.
Will Linder is an Evanston-based author and editor. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, where he majored in history. In addition, he holds master’s degrees in business administration and liberal arts from the University of Chicago.
Author Will Linder will discuss his book, followed by a Q & A from the audience. Mr. Linder will also sign copies of his book, to be sold on-site by The Book Stall.