Book Talk with Dr. Perri Klass: A Good Time to Be Born, How Science and Public Health Gave Children a FutureNovember 17, 2020
The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, the Becker Friedman Institute, and the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore hosted a special event to celebrate the publication of A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future. In this fascinating book, Dr. Perri Klass draws on history, medicine, and stories of individual determination, to document the fight against child mortality and reveal the ways it has transformed parenting, doctoring and modern living.
On November 17, Dr. Klass joined Dr. Dana Suskind, co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, for an in-depth discussion of the astonishing human achievement at the heart of this book. What can we learn from the scientists, public health advocates, and groundbreaking women doctors who brought new scientific ideas to families over the past century? How can we apply those lessons to the greatest public health crises facing us today? And if we don’t, are we at risk of forfeiting the incredible gains we’ve achieved?