On Friday, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, signed copies of “The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History,” an historical account of the U.S. health system illustrated by more than 100 years of political cartoons, in Washington, D.C.
Benjamin, co-author and University of Rochester (N.Y.) professor Ted Brown, and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Clay Bennett will speak at an additional book signing Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m., which can be viewed live at Roosevelt House online.
“I’ve always appreciated how editorial cartoons can tell a story so succinctly, in a way the written word cannot,” Benjamin said on Oct. 22. “Health reform in America has repeated a cycle of themes, falsehoods and criticisms. The imagery in this book explains how these beliefs and ideologies evolved over time with sentiments that words struggle to convey.”