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EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR
Deaths (and Diseases) of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects: A Medical Casebook Featuring Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Others
Presented by Dr. Jeremy Wasser
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 17, 2021
11am – 12pm ET | 8 – 9am PT | 4 – 5pm London

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EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Deaths (and Diseases) of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects: A Medical Casebook Featuring Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Others”
Presented by Dr. Jeremy Wasser
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

What do we really know about the diseases that afflicted Michelangelo or Leonardo? What was the actual cause of Caravaggio’s death? Did Raphael really die from too much sex? Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects gave us the first and not entirely accurate picture of how many of the great and not-so-great artists of the Italian Renaissance lived their lives—but only a bit about their deaths. What light can our modern understanding of medicine shed on these recondite topics? Join physiologist and medical historian, Dr. Jeremy Wasser, for a fascinating trip through the medical records of some of the artistic giants of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque, as he builds a bridge from the medical understanding of Vasari’s time to that of today.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

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  • Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
  • VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.

Lecturer

Jeremy Wasser is an Associate Professor of Physiology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Wasser serves as the program leader for study abroad programs in Germany, focused on the history of medicine, providing future doctors and biomedical science researchers with a foundation in physiology and the medical humanities. Along with his scientific publications he has written and lectured on the culture of disease, the history of public health and health policy, the history of human experimentation, and the role of physiological education in contemplative practices. Additionally, his training in opera and theatre allow Dr. Wasser to create unique personas for lectures in the history of medicine and performances related to science and storytelling.