Jeremy Smith presents "Epic Measures"

Open Book Club, Saturday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company

In an intriguing and very readable look into the world of international health statistics, acclaimed journalist and science writer Jeremy Smith chronicles the career of Christopher Murray as he and a varying group of colleagues seek to gain a truer understanding of how we live and how we die through the Global Burden of Disease study. “Epic Measures” is the true story of a 20 year, 500 scientist attempt to track and quantify every illness, injury and death for everyone on earth, the biggest of big data collection ever.

Murray argues that the ideal existence isn’t simply the longest life but th...


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