JCRC Fed Talk: Author Stephen Fried
Our JCRC is offering this virtual program in partnership with Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, and advance registration is required. Please click on the link below to register.
BZBI member and author, Stephen Fried has researched and written, in books and magazine articles, about the Yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia, the flu epidemics in America in 1918 and 1928, and the AIDS epidemic.
He also wrote a book about the pharmaceutical business in the 1990s. But it was his biography of doctor Benjamin Rush who recognized the role of mass trauma and isolation on mental health after the 1793 yellow fever epidemic.
With this deep background, Fried discusses American medicine, government, and the role of religion in medical care (and separation of church and state, faith and science).