SURGICAL RENAISSANCE IN THE HEARTLAND virtual event with Henry Buchwald and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

Henry Buchwald will host a virtual event with the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest on Sunday, October 25 for a discussion of his new book, SURGICAL RENAISSANCE IN THE HEARTLAND.
When Oct 25, 2020
from 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The golden era in American surgery, described by a young doctor practicing under innovator Owen Wangensteen at the University of Minnesota
 Henry Buchwald will host a virtual event with the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest on Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion of his new book, Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland: A Memoir of the Wangensteen Era. Dr. Buchwald, a Holocaust survivor, will speak about his book and give his personal perspective on coming to Minnesota to what has been referred to as the anti-Semitic capital of the United States. The event is co-sponsored by the Twin Cities Maimonides Society. Please register here to receive virtual event information.

Henry Buchwald’s account of the Wangensteen era brings to life a medical culture that thrived on debate and the expression of ideas, a clinical practice bound only by the limits of a surgeon’s inspiration and imagination. Entertaining and informative, Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland conjures the character—and characters—of a time that forever changed medicine and the lives of millions.

"Initially as a surgery resident, then as a faculty member, and subsequently as one of the giants in his field, Henry Buchwald has expertly captured this vibrant atmosphere of medical discovery. His very personal and beautifully written account of this unique period at the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery is well worth the read whether you were there at that time or not." —Marshall Z. Schwartz, M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine

"At its core, Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland is an inspiring and enlightening story about Owen Wangensteen’s dedication to the field of surgery, but it is also a portrait of the lives he touched and a tribute to how his innovation sparked change well after his time. For all of us who grew up in the shadow of the University of Minnesota during the Wangensteen era, the legacy continues." —Peter Agre, M.D., 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry