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NYAM Fellows Author Night with Myron Winick, M.D.

Date: November 13, 2008 to November 13, 2008 
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker(s): Myron Winick, MD, Author of The Final Stamp

Sponsored by: NYAM

Location: NYAM


Set in 1942, Final Stamp is a beautifully written historical novel depicting the lives of Jewish physicians working and living in the Warsaw Ghetto. These doctors sought to document the effects of starvation to ensure that those who survived would receive the right kind of care-focusing on the damage done. Unfortunately—the doctors did not survive—but the document did and later became the cornerstone of the medical community's understanding and treatment of starvation.

More information, and copies of the book for purchase are available here: The Final Stamp or on Amazon.com should you wish to read the novel before the event.

Myron Winick, M.D. is the R.R. Williams Professor of Nutrition (emeritus) at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. From 1971-1988 he was the Director of the Institute of Human Nutrition, R.R. Williams Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia. From 1990 to 1993 Dr. Winick was President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Academic Officer and Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Health Sciences, the Chicago Medical School. He is the recipient of numerous research awards and has served on many special advisory committees.

For more information contact Rick Ziehler, rziehler@nyam.org

"The Story you are about to read is a historical novel in the truest sense. Together the fact and the fiction will give you, the reader, an understanding of an extraordinary scientific event that helped a people define itself during one of the saddest chapters of its existence."
– From the Preface

 

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