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March 2020

March Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms,” a talk by Jonathan Metzl

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 West 168 St
New, NY United States
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For our March Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Jonathan M. Metzl, MD PhD, who is the Frederick B. Rentschler II professor of sociology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and director of its Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. In his talk, Dr. Metzl, addresses four assumptions that frequently arise in the aftermath of mass-shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that a psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens, (3) that shootings…

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