The Unseen Body Book Talk

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Thursday September 22

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM


Join physician, naturalist, traveler, and author Jonathan Reisman on a unique journey through the human body - both the gross and the sublime - with his book The Unseen Body.


Anna Dhody, Mütter Museum Curator, will join Dr. Reisman in conversation to explore aspects of the human body in a surprising literary way.


After hearing from Dr. Reisman, join us immediately following the talk for a meet and greet. 


Interested in purchasing your copy of The Unseen Body?


After adding the event to your cart, please check off the box saying "Please reserve a signed book for me to purchase" under the Registration Information. Signed books will be reserved and held in the museum store.


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About The Book


"The Unseen Body" is a unique journey through the human body from the perspective of a traveler or naturalist exploring a new land. Each chapter is about one specific body part or bodily fluid, and each combines stories from Reisman's medical training and career with stories about traveling to remote parts of the world, exploring nature, and the overlap of anatomy and food. From the bathroom to the bedroom, "The Unseen Body" explores every aspect of the human body in a surprisingly literary way. 


About the Author


Jonathan Reisman M.D. is a doctor of internal medicine and pediatrics, as well as an author, naturalist, traveler, and teacher of wilderness survival and prehistoric crafts. He has practiced medicine in some of the world's most remote places, including the Russian and Alaskan Arctic, Antarctica, at high-altitude in Nepal, rural Appalachia, the urban slums of Kolkata, India and among the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate and Discover Magazine. He runs a non-profit to improve healthcare and education in India, and he lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.