Aronson writes like a memoirist while giving us scientific insight, philosophical wisdom, and wise counsel for a journey and destination we all share.

— Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone

Available June 2019

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Aronson writes like a memoirist while giving us scientific insight, philosophical wisdom, and wise counsel for a journey and destination we all share.

— Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone

Available June 2019

Buy the Book

Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a geriatrician, writer, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. The author of Elderhood and A History of the Present Illness, she is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine among other publications. Recognition of Louise’s work includes a MacDowell fellowship, four Pushcart nominations, the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award, and a Gold Professorship for Humanism in Medicine. She lives in San Francisco.

About Louise Aronson

Books

If invoking childhood & adulthood, invoke elderhood too. My latest @NYTimes: Stop Treating 70- & 90-Year-Olds the Same

Upcoming Appearances

Louise in the Media

Reading Old Age

In this “edutainment” style talk, Louise used images, quotations, Literature, and the medical literature to explore our fraught relationship with old age, in medicine but especially in life…

The Joy of Writing

I teach writing to people who, with rare exceptions, are not and will not become writers.” What they are is people with important stories to tell about health, illness, medicine, and healthcare.

In Their Own Words: Living and Working with a Disability

Some disabilities are more visible than others but most have work arounds, especially with the right support.

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