We are excited to bring you a special episode where we are joined by author Dr. Hanna Wunsch and will discuss her book, “The Autumn Ghost: How the Battle Against a Polio Epidemic Revolutionized Modern Medical Care.
Meet our Guests
Dr. Hannah Wunsch a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto and is an intensivist at Sunnybrook Hospital. Hannah completed her medical training at Washington University School of Medicine and received a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She completed her anesthesia residency and critical care fellowship at Columbia University in New York and was on faculty there for 6 years prior to moving to Toronto. The Autumn Ghost is her first book.
In The Autumn Ghost, Dr. Hannah Wunsch shares the story of the polio epidemic in the autumn of 1952 in Copenhagen. She masterfully tells the story of how specialties came together to advance mechanical ventilation and intensive care units, and connects history to modern day medicine.