The Anatomy of Injustice: Interventions to Treat What Ails Us

October 11, 2022 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Rupa Marya, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Rupa Marya—co-author (with Raj Patel) of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice (2021)—will address themes from the book, which is described thus: “Inflamed takes us on a medical tour through the human body--our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. Unlike a traditional anatomy book, this groundbreaking work illuminates the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems. Inflammation is connected to the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the diversity of the microbes living inside us, which regulate everything from our brain's development to our immune system's functioning. It's connected to the number of traumatic events we experienced as children and to the traumas endured by our ancestors. It's connected not only to access to health care but to the very models of health that physicians practice.” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, publisher)

The Tisherman Lecture/Bioethics Grand Rounds, co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the Center for Bioethics & Health Law

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