Wed Feb 5 – Dr. Moira Dolan – Heroes and Scoundrels of the History in Medicine

Forget all the ivory tower stereotypes of noble doctors selflessly working as benefactors of humanity. Dr. Moira Dolan reveals the diverse group of racists, cranks, and opportunists as well as heroes and geniuses that shaped modern medicine.

Moira Dolan, MD attended medical school at University of Illinois and has practiced Internal Medicine in Michigan and Texas. She is passionate about patient empowerment and believes being an informed consumer is the only protection against becoming a victim of your medical encounter. Her No-Nonsense Guides support the health care consumer’s opportunity for informed consent or informed refusal.

Her new book “Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Noble Prize in Medicine” profiles a surprisingly diverse group of racists, cranks and opportunists as well has heroes, geniuses, and selfless benefactors of humanity, revealing the messy human reality behind medical progress in a highly entertaining read for the non medical reader.