Oddities in medicine to be focus of Dec. 5 Omaha Science Cafe

November 29, 2017

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Lydia Kang, M.D., an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will discuss the history of medical quackery at the next Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Dr. Kang graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine. She is the author of historical, young adult and non-fiction books including: "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything" (co-authored with Nate Pedersen), "A Beautiful Poison" and "The November Girl."

The Bookworm Omaha will be on site for anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of Dr. Kang’s book on quackery and for signing.

Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a Q-and-A period.

Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.

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