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.

Dr. Georges Benjamin signing his book

Georges Benjamin, MD, signed copies of his book, “The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History,” Friday in Washington, D.C. Photo by APHA

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.”

Visit Public Health Newswire for a Q&A with Benjamin and Brown, or purchase the book online at APHA bookstore.

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