BPL Event: Brian Alexander — The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town
Join the Boston Public Library for this online talk with Brian Alexander, author of The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town, who will be in conversation with Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. This program is part of the BPL's Repairing America Series.
An intimate, heart wrenching portrait of one small hospital that reveals the magnitude of America’s health care crises.
By following the struggle for survival of one small-town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors, The Hospital takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before. Americans are dying sooner, and living in poorer health. Alexander argues that no plan will solve America’s health crisis until the deeper causes of that crisis are addressed.