Laurel Braitman on History, Medicine and the Animal Inside

Venue: Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (1215 Welch Road, Modular A) Conference Room, Stanford medical campus.

Speaker: Laurel Braitman, Ph.D. is a science historian, writer and TED Fellow whose work explores the intersections of history of medicine & psychiatry, animal behavior, the history of natural history and the ways we die. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots And Elephants In Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves (Simon & Schuster 2014), now translated into six languages. She received her PhD in History, Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society from MIT in 2013. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Wired, Fast Company, and elsewhere.