Past Event

Zoobiquity

Thu, Jun 28 2012 - 6:00pm

Zoobiquity

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Cardiologist, UCLA Medical Center; Co-Author, Zoobiquity
Kathryn Bowers, Science writer; Co-Author, Zoobiquity

Cardiologist and psychiatrist Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Bowers look at the remarkable correspondences between the way human beings and animals live, die, get sick and heal in their natural settings. They delve into an array of disciplines: evolution, anthropology, sociology, biology, cutting-edge medicine, and zoology, to provide a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind.

"Zoobiquity" is the term the authors have coined to refer to a new, species-spanning approach to health. After consulting on a case of heart failure in a monkey at the Los Angeles Zoo, Natterson-Horowitz found herself launched on a journey of discovery that reshaped her entire approach to medicine. In Zoobiquity, she uses fascinating case studies and scholarship to explore the ways in which what we know about animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and ultimately heal human patients.

MLF: Health & Medicine/Science & Technology
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 for students (with valid ID)
Organizer: Bill Grant and Daniel Trachewsky