“A fascinating, lyrical book… Reisman’s experiences in other cultures bring a richness and depth to The Unseen Body. The way he thinks about the body and medicine—the rivers and tributaries, the flowing and unclogging, the top-down organization of the brain—is extraordinary!”
—Mary Roach (author of the bestsellers Stiff, Bonk, and Spook)
Please join us on Wednesday September 14th at 3.30 in the Holman Reading Room of the Biotech Commons for what is sure to be a fascinating, informative, and entertaining discussion with Dr. Jonathan Reisman about his book The Unseen Body: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy.
The Penn Libraries’ Biomeditations Book Talks are an occasional series of casual and conversational presentations from Penn-affiliated or Philadelphia-area authors in the health sciences, discussing their recent publications. Dr. Reisman is an ER physician at Cooper University Hospital, a West Philadelphia resident, and a New Jersey native.
Dr. Reisman has written for a number of magazines and newspapers on narrative medicine, popular science, epidemiology, foraging, and foodways. In his first published book, he explores the intricacies of human anatomy in 15 chapters focused on different bodily structures and systems, situating them in a literary and ecological framework rich in metaphors and recollections from his world travels and culinary adventures. This event is sure to be of interest to medical students and nursing students just launching their in-depth exploration of anatomy and physiology, as well as to faculty, staff, and clinicians and general audiences.
Members of the local Making Worlds Bookstore co-op will be on-hand to take book orders.
This is an in-person event. There is no formal masking requirement at Penn Libraries but individual’s masking preferences are respected.
Please register at this link: Biomeditations Book Talk Registration.