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Texas Tech Libraries to Host Book Signing and Discussion

Cara Vandergriff

April 5, 2016

Dr. Tom Hutton will discuss his book “Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales.”


EVENT: The Texas Tech University Libraries and the University Press will host a book signing and discussion with author Dr. Tom Hutton about his book “Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist's Bedside Tales.” The discussion will focus on Hutton's discovery that a doctor's best teachers are often his patients.

Hutton, a physician and neurologist, has practiced medicine for more than 30 years. His book is part memoir and part homage to his past and present patients who faced major illnesses with grace, grit and dignity. Through real-life patient narratives, Hutton shines light on ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges, all the while embodying the captivating drama of medicine. Readers will gain unique insight not only into the rapidly changing American healthcare system, but also into the life of a doctor who has, through his patients, gained a whole-hearted respect for the courage and resilience of the human spirit.

Dr. Tom Hutton

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday (April 7)

WHERE: University Library, Croslin Room

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