Upstate News

January 29, 2002
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Dr. Perri Klass author of ‘Love and Modern Medicine,’ to speak at SUNY Upstate Feb. 6

Perri Klass, M.D., a pediatrician and author of the O. Henry Award-winning book “Love and Modern Medicine” will present “Women in Medicine: Voices, Stories, Jokes, and Legends,” Wednesday, Feb. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. The event, sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical University, is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

Klass will read from “Love and Modern Medicine,” and hold a book signing at 2:30 p.m. in Room 6500 University Hospital, 750 East Adams St. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Klass’s visit to campus is part of the Elizabeth Blackwell Day celebration, named for the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree. Blackwell received her degree in 1849 from the Medical Institute of Geneva College, the precursor to SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The day’s events are sponsored by the University’s President’s Committee on Multiculturality and Pluralism, Advocates for Upstate Medical University, Graduate Student Council, American Medical Women’s Association, SEFCU, the Art of Massage, Point of View Optical, All in Good Taste Inc. and Kaplan.

For more information about Elizabeth Blackwell Day, call 315-464-4836.

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