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Wednesday
September 26, 2018
7:00-8:30 PM

Kirkwood Station Brewing Co., Kirkwood, MO

Medical Ethics and Frankenstein's Monster

Ira J. Kodner, M.D.

Ira J. Kodner, MD
Emeritus Professor of Surgery

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.


Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein portrayed a dark fantasy—a man who succeeds in creating life. Dr. Frankenstein abandoned his monster only to be destroyed by it, and Shelley's tale vividly foreshadows many of the ethical, medical, and social challenges we confront today. Dr. Kodner addresses issues raised by stem cell research, care for the under-served and under-insured of our country, and the destructive power of prejudice and forced isolation.

Science On Tap highlighted on St. Louis Public Radio and Voice of America!

Science On Tap sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis is always a free event, where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside of a traditional academic context, at the Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co.


Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: about 45 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion until 8:30 PM.

Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co.
105 E. Jefferson Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314)966-2739

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Interested in learning about medicine? Check out Washington University's Mini-Medical School!

For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-9495

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