Dawn Raffel, The Strange Case of Dr. Couney


Dawn Raffel
The Strange Case of Dr. Couney

Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies--by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City.
“With colorful descriptions of the carnival world and the medical marvels of early neonatalogy, Raffel makes a fascinating case for this unusual pioneer’s rightful place in medical history. ”— Publishers Weekly

Dawn Raffel's writing has been published in O, The Oprah MagazineBOMBNew Philosopher, The San Francisco ChronicleConjunctionsBlack BookOpen CityThe Anchor Book of New American Short StoriesArts & LettersThe QuarterlyNOON, and numerous other periodicals and anthologies—most recently The Best Short Fictions 2016 (selected by Stuart Dybek) and The Best Short Fictions 2015 (selected by Robert Olen Butler). 

She currently works as an independent editor for individuals and creative organizations, specializing in memoir, short stories, and narrative nonfiction. She is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches embodied creative writing.


Event date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
54 Fairfield St.
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399175749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Rider Press - July 31st, 2018