Leonard Shlain, M.D. (1937-2009) was chairman of laparoscopic surgery at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He has been a keynote speaker at the Smithsonian Institute, Harvard University, the Florence Academy of Art, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, among others.
His books include:
- Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light (William Morrow 2007)
- The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Viking 1998)
- Sex, Time, and Power: How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution (Viking 2003)
- Leonardo’s Brain: The Left-Right Roots of Creativity (An incomplete manuscript which his daughter Tiffany Shlain is committed to publishing)
To learn more about the work of Leonard Shlain go to www.leonardshlain.com/blog.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 10/18/2007 Program Number: C0023