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21st Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

David Casarett

David Casarett, MD
Author, Researcher and Tenured Professor
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Reception 6:00 pm | Lecture 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Medical Center, Alex George Auditorium, Building D
1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, Missouri

Dr. Casarett will explore the history, science and moral hazards of reviving the “recently dead.” Dr. Casarett is the author of Shocked: Adventures in Reviving the Recently Dead.
You will be amazed at how far medicine has come in bringing people back from death. You may chuckle at some of the 17th century resuscitation methods he will describe, such as blowing tobacco smoke into the rectum (which has evolved into a well-known expression associated with insincere compliments). And you will learn why the biggest difference between resuscitation on TV medical dramas versus real life is the likelihood of success.

Admission is free. Your advance registration much appreciated. For more information, contact Cindy Leyland at or 816-979-1357.