Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Russell Museum Evening Lecture: A Perilous Pleasure: The Sun and Your Skin

Tuesday, May 10 6 to 8 pm

Sunlight is one of nature's most alluring exposures, evoking pleasure, energy, vibrancy and beauty. Yet sunlight emits the most ubiquitous carcinogenic radiation most humans are exposed to. And skin is the organ most commonly affected by cancer in America. How does sunlight damage skin? How does sunlight evoke changes of pigmentation? Aging? Are we programmed to be addicted to sunlight? What are the consequences of such addiction? How might it have developed during evolution? This presentation will summarize current knowledge about skin, its response to UV radiation, and progress in skin cancer therapies.

 The Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its next evening lecture. "A Perilous Pleasure: The Sun and Your Skin" will be presented by David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, chief of Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology. The lecture will be held in the museum's Putnam Gallery on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, send an email to:


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