John Heminway, “In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement”

Presented by the Medical Arts Series

Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of 50 years. A member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, the French-born Spoerry earned the cherished nickname, "Mama Daktari"—"Mother Doctor.” Now, in the first comprehensive account of her life, Dr. Spoerry's revered selflessness gives way to a past marked by rebellion, submission, and personal decisions that earned her another nickname—this one sinister—working as a "doctor" in a Nazi concentration camp. “In Full Flight” explores the question of whether it is possible to rewrite one's troubled past simply by doing good in the present.

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Event Date 02-26-2018 7:00 pm
St. Louis County Library - Headquarters
1640 South Lindbergh Frontenac, MO 63131 US
St. Louis County Library - Headquarters
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