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Sat, May 27


The Yale Bookstore

Alumni Author Event: Andrew Lam, M.D.

Dr. Andrew Lam will discuss how WWII prompted rival surgeons to try new techniques and operations that saved lives in post-war America.

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Alumni Author Event: Andrew Lam, M.D.
Alumni Author Event: Andrew Lam, M.D.

Time & Location

May 27, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

About the Event

Join us to hear Yale alum Dr. Andrew Lam present an engaging look at how WWII prompted rival surgeons to try new techniques and innovate novel operations that saved lives in post-war America, just one of the fascinating stories from his latest book, Masters of Medicine.


An in-depth look at the mavericks, moments, and mistakes that sparked the greatest medical discoveries in modern times--plus the cures that will help us live longer and healthier lives in this century . . . and beyond

Human history hinges on the battle to confront our most dangerous enemies--the half-dozen diseases responsible for killing almost all of mankind. The story of our medical triumphs reveals an inspiring tapestry of human achievement, but the journey was far from smooth. It is a tale replete with dramatic episodes as spellbinding as any blockbuster Hollywood movie.

In The Masters of Medicine, Dr. Andrew Lam, an award-winning author and retinal surgeon, distills the long arc of medical progress down to the crucial moments that were responsible for the world's greatest medical miracles. He brings to life heroic tales of embattled mavericks who endured ridicule and sometimes risked their own lives to conceive the incredible, life-saving cures we depend on, and often take for granted, today.


Andrew Lam, M.D., is a retina surgeon and the award-winning author of Saving Sight, Two Sons of China, and Repentance. Before becoming a physician he earned a history degree from Yale University. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. He has authored many scientific articles, is a co-investigator for several national clinical trials, and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Learn more at

Tickets are free and not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Standing room will also be available.

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