Author of Hemingway’s Brain Kicks Off UAMS’ History and Medicine Lecture Series

By Linda Satter

B. Andrew Farah, M.D., a North Carolina psychiatrist and author, will discuss the research and analysis behind the book, published in 2017, that presents a corrective and innovative diagnosis of the conditions that led to Ernest Hemingway’s suicide.

A distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Farah will explore genetic influences, traumatic brain injuries, and neurological and psychological aspects of Hemingway’s final years.

The lecture is the first in a new lecture series organized by the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery and is open to the public. However, pre-registration is required to attend either in person or virtually.

Continuing medical education credit is also available.

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Fred Smith Auditorium on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute on the UAMS campus. A light reception will follow.

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