Ethical Society of Saint. Louis
9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117
The St. Louis County Library Foundation, HEC Media, the Arthur Gale Medical Arts Lecture Series, and Left Bank Books present Tracy Kidder
Author of “Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People.”
From the bestselling author of “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” Tracy Kidder explores how a small but dedicated group of people have changed countless lives. When Jim O’Connell was nearing the end of his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, his mentor made a proposal: Would he defer a prestigious fellowship and spend a year offering health care to homeless citizens? That year turned into Dr. O’Connell’s life’s calling. Tracy Kidder spent five years following Dr. O’Connell and his colleagues as they served their thousands of homeless patients. In this illuminating book we travel with O’Connell as he navigates the city, offering medical care, socks, soup, empathy, humor, and friendship to some of the city’s most endangered citizens.
Doors open at 6:00pm
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