I am Barbara Natterson-Horowitz – cardiologist, Director of Imaging at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, cardiac consultant for the LA Zoo, member of the Zoo's Medical Advisory Board & co-author of Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Betw...
Did you know that Dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer, or that Koalas can catch Chlamydia? How about that Reindeer seek out narcotic escape in hallucinogenic mushrooms, or that Stallions self-harm in ways psychiatrists call “cutting” in human patients? Also --- Gorillas experience clinical depression.
My book with science journalist Kathryn Bowers was named a Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012, an O, The Oprah Magazine “Summer Reading” Pick and a finalist for the 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Zoobiquity explores how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.
We hope our book helps others see the connection humanity has to all living beings. We are all one world, interconnected.
Ask me, or Kathryn, anything.
NOTE: This is intended for discussing the connections between human and animal medicine and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Thanks to all of you who asked questions, and thanks again for your patience as we learned our way around Reddit. Until next time!