On Wednesday February 13, at 630 pm, UCSF Library at Parnassus, Victoria Sweet MD. Associate Clinical Professor UCSF, will give a presentation titled “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.”
Drawn from Dr. Sweet’s recent book, this talk will concern Hildegard of Bingen’s medicine and her idea of viriditas, or greening power, as well as the history of the hospital and hospitality and the almshouse, with some history of Laguna Honda Home HH in particular. To know more about the book, you can read an older post published on this same blog here.
The ‘God’s Hotel’ is a San Francisco Chronicle best book for 2012! See: http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Best-books-of-2012-100-recommended-books-4139185.php#page-5
Wednesday February 13, at 630 pm, UCSF Library at Parnassus room 201.