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The science of the brain

Dear Editor:

We would like to call the attention of your readers to the upcoming “Neuroscience Week at the Given,” during which three world-famous scientists will present their research in two public lectures.

Both presentations will be at the Given Institute, 100 E. Francis St. at 5.30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)

Dr. Anthony van den Pol, professor of neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine, will describe his experimental work with viruses killing brain cancers, work that could change the outlook for all patients with brain tumors. He will speak on Aug. 12.

Two days later, on Aug. 14, we will hear from Dr. Richard Krugman, vice chancellor of health affairs, Dean School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and former director of the Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, whose work on child abuse is recognized around the world, and Dr. William Mobley, chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of California. These men will combine to talk on “The Science of the Brain: From Violence to Altruism.”

The interest of the Aspen community in brain science is so high that we would not like these two outstanding presentations to go unnoticed. We have been very fortunate in attracting these distinguished speakers. No one should miss the chance to hear exciting new information, given by these world authorities.

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Steven H. Lewis, M.D.

Chairman, Program Committee, Given Institute

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