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Brunch speaker: Dawn Raffel: The Strange Case of Dr. Couney

Sunday, November 4, 2018 26 Cheshvan 5779

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM115 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ


Hear USH member Dawn Raffel tell this 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. How this turn of the century Jewish emigre became the savior to families with premature infants is one of the most astounding stories of modern medicine.


Dawn Raffel's writings have been published in numerous 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 was a fiction editor for many years, helped launch O, The Oprah Magazine, where she served as Executive Articles Editor for seven years, and subsequently held senior-level "at- large" positions at More magazine and Reader's Digest. In addition, she served as the Center for Fiction's web editor. She currently works as an independent editor for individuals and creative organizations, specializing in memoir, short stories, and narrative nonfiction.

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