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Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead

Please join us Thursday October 9 at 6:30 PM for an evening lecture/reception for Shocked:  Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead, the book that reviewers are calling “fascinating” (The New York Times) “engaging” (Chicago Tribune) and, perhaps inevitably, “electrifying” (Booklist).  This event will be held at the historic Philadelphia College of Physicians and Mutter Museum located at 19 South 22nd Street. 

In SHOCKED, Dr. David Casarett chronicles his exploration of the cutting edge of resuscitation and reveals how far science has come.  Casarett explores the techniques of resuscitation that are saving lives today, as well as the strange research of the future, including suspended animation and cryonics. 

David Casarett is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Cheif Medical Officer of Penn Wissahickon Hospice, and Director of Hospice and Palliative Care for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

For this unique event, the internationally-known Mutter Museum will be open to attendees at 5:30, with a lecture at 6:30, followed by a reception.  To receive complimentary registration, reserve your tickets here and use promotional code "pallcare".

Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save

Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save and renowned Princeton professor, argues that we can, and should, donate to highly cost effective charities to improve the health and well being of the world’s poor. Peter Singer is one of the most well-known living philosophers and a leader of the Effective Altruism movement, which applies evidence, reason and rationality to doing good. Prof Singer will discuss the moral case for helping others, and the evidence available to do so most effectively.