Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 72nd Annual Peter T. Bohan Lecture, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, featuring Susannah Cahalan. Photos from the event are below and a recording of the lecture is available for checkout at the Clendening Library. Stay tuned for an announcement about the 2019 KUMC One Book and corresponding Bohan Lecture.
About the speaker:
Susannah Cahalan is the New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. Her award-winning work has appeared in the New York Times, Psychology Today, Scientific American, BBC's Focus magazine, and Elle. She now is the New York Post's book editor and is working on a new book about the history of psychiatry, Committed.
In Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, Cahalan recounts the one day that she woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records-from a month-long hospital stay of which she has no memory-showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier Cahalan had been a healthy twenty-four year old, six months into her first serious relationship and beginning a career as a cub reporter at the New York Post.
This is an official event of the KUMC One Book Program.