January 20, 2015

Leonard Lectureship to feature Barron H. Lerner, Thursday, Jan. 22

The Department of Medicine’s annual John M. Leonard Lectureship will present “Two Doctors, Two Generations: Medical Ethics Then and Now,” by Barron H. Lerner, M.D., Ph.D., at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, in 208 Light Hall.

Lerner is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Population Health at New York University Langone Medical Center.

His book, "The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America," received the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine and was named a most notable book by the American Library Association.

He has also published extensively in scholarly journals and contributes essays to Slate, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He has also appeared on NPR broadcasts including “Fresh Air,” “All Things Considered” and “Science Friday.”

Lerner’s fifth book, "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics," was published by Beacon Press last year.