Health and social justice

Penn’s School of Nursing and the Perelman School of Medicine present a talk on Nov. 9 from Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet. Horton, who was born in London and qualified in medicine from the University of Birmingham, will discuss “Health and Social Justice: Enemies or Bedfellows” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd.

Horton is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Edinburgh, as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Founder Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Academy of Medical Sciences. He has been a medical columnist for The Observer and writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and New York Review of Books. A book about controversies in modern medicine, “Second Opinion,” was published in 2003.

Originally published on October 13, 2011