Laurence Savett '57 to Lecture, Read from His Book

Laurence A. Savett, M.D., Hamilton '57, will speak and read from his book, The Human Side of Medicine: Learning What It's Like to be a Patient and What It's Like to be a Physician, at the Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St., Utica, on Thursday evening, August 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Returning to Utica for his 50th Utica Free Academy reunion, Dr. Savett is a graduate of Hamilton College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. With more than 30 years' experience in medical practice, teaching, advising, and mentoring medical students and undergraduates, Dr. Savett champions two premises: that for all those in the caring professions, mastering the human side of medicine is as important as learning the science; and that the human side can be taught.

The Human Side of Medicine will help patients recognize good care and affirm that in seeking care and choosing a physician, they should expect both technical excellence and humanity. And by understanding how their physicians work, patients can be more effective partners in their own care.

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