Friday, July 09, 2010

The Kitchen Shrink

MONDAY August 16TH - 6:00 P.M. In the past two decades, the medical profession, once considered a sacred, cherished vocation, has devolved into a business motivated by a desire for profits. Even psychiatry, once the mainstay of the human interaction between doctor and patient, has fallen victim to rising costs and dictates by insurance sources. How has medicine strayed so far from its roots? In The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist's Reflections on Healing in a Changing World, psychiatrist and lecturer DORA CALOTT WANG delves into what happened. Dora Calott Wang, M.D., is a psychiatrist, a medical school professor, and the recipient of a prestigious Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the United States as a child. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and the University of California, Berkeley M.A. program in English literature. Dora Calott Wang lives in New Mexico with her husband where she spearheaded an effort to remove Article 2, Section 22 of the state constitution, an unenforced law forbidding Asians from owning land. She hosts a television talk show, “Duke City Magazine.” This program is free and will take place in the Barth Community Room at Crowell.