A Conversation with Mary Roach: Making Science and Medical History Fun

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Main contributors
Roach, Mary; Sullivan, Bill (William J.), 1970-
Mary Roach has been called “America’s funniest science writer” and has written six New York Times bestsellers including "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" (2003), "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" (2008), and "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal" (2013). In conversation with Bill Sullivan, professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and the author of "Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are" (2019), Mary shares some of the most bizarre and fascinating things she’s uncovered about medical history during her research and writing projects.

This event was co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society;
IUSM Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology; IUSM Department of Anatomy,
Cell Biology & Physiology; IUSM History of Medicine Student Interest Group; and
the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Educational; History
History of Medicine; Communication in Science; Alimentary Canal; Fecal Microbiota Transplantation; Science Publishing; Cadaver; Death; Sex; Medicine, Military; Space Simulators; Misinformation
History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Lectures
Ruth Lilly Medical Library
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Speakers: Mary Roach and William J. Sullivan, PhD (Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Showalter Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, IU School of Medicine)

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