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Picture of author, Dr. Sara Manning PeskinJoin us in the Biotech Commons (formerly Biomedical Library) Holman Reading Room where Dr. Sara Manning Peskin will talk about her new book, A Molecule Away From Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain. Dr. Manning Peskin is a Penn Medicine graduate, assistant professor of clinical neurology, and works at the Penn Memory Center and the Penn Frontotemporal Dementia Center.


In her book, Dr. Peskin presents the human stories of people afflicted by rare and obscure nervous conditions, blending narrative medicine, medical history, and medical mystery. A New York Times Book Review "editor's pick", Molecule has been favorable compared to the work of Oliver Sacks, offering "sensitive and detailed profiles of patients" and doctors who must defy skepticism and mainstream clinical wisdom to find answers for desperate patients and families.

Our Biomeditations Book Talks are casual events inviting dialogue and conversation between authors and readers about new work, both popular and clinical,  by University of Pennsylvania health sciences faculty, researchers, and other authors. Please join us on April 21st in our newly renovated events space.

Thursday, April 21, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Biomed G, Ground Floor
Biotech Commons
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Event Organizer

Hannah Rutledge