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Damon Tweedy reads and discusses his memoir 'Black Man in a White Coat'
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Damon Tweedy reads and discusses his memoir 'Black Man in a White Coat'
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
Summary“Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine,” is about Damon Tweedy’s experience grappling with race, bias and the unique health problems of black Americans.
DescriptionTweedy, an African American psychiatrist, examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine.

“On one level the book is a straightforward memoir; on another it’s a thoughtful, painfully honest, multi-angled, constant self-interrogation about himself and about the health implications of being black.” The New York Times.

“Tweedy … expertly weaves together statistics, personal anecdotes, and patient stories to explain why 'being black can be bad for your health'... A smart, thought-provoking, frontline look at race and medicine.” Booklist starred review.

Damon Tweedy, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham VA Medical Center. He has published articles about race and medicine in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and his columns and op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Raleigh News & Observer and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
View in Catalog"Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine" by Damon Tweedy
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.

NOTE: The Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6 p.m. and will reopen at the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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