Health & Wellness

Jun 26: Mirror Touch & No Apparent Distress

Dr. Joel Salinas has mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare, and only recently identified, neurological condition that allows him to actually feel and experience the emotional and physical discomforts of his patients.  Take a journey to the most remote and unexplored corners of the brain in Mirror Touch.  

Dr. Salinas is a Harvard neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General, where he specializes in brain health, neuropsychiatry, and cognitive behavioral neurology.

A brutal indictment of what is wrong with America’s health care system, No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine takes a long, hard look at how the current state of American medicine fails the poor, and how racism can be a roadblock to individuals seeking health care.  But author Rachel Pearson, MD, ultimately offers hope, telling her redemptive tale of the triumphs and travails of a young doctor trying to find her way in the world.

Dr. Pearson is a physician and researcher whose writing has appeared in Scientific American, The Guardian, and the Texas Observer.  She is currently a resident at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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