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Video: A Good Time to Be Born: Perri Klass and Andrew Solomon

On Monday, October 19, Fort Greene’s independent Greenlight Bookstore hosted Andrew Solomon and Perri Klass, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and author of the weekly New York Times column, The Checkup, in a discussion of her newest book, A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future.

A history of the near-conquest of infant and child mortality, A Good Time to Be Born pays tribute to scientists, public health advocates, and groundbreaking women doctors who brought new scientific ideas about sanitation and vaccination to families. Thanks to their work, early death is now the exception, bringing about a massive transformation in society and freeing parents to worry much more about much less. To purchase A Good Time to Be Born (and nearly any other book in print), please visit Greenlight Bookstore.