Thu, Mar 21, 2013: Confronting a Nuclear Age: Stress

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Join us for a free public lecture at 3-5pm on March 21st, 2013 in Room 044 (east end of the building in the basement) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON

Frank Sommers



The psychological, physiological, and emotional consequences of living in a “nuclear age.”

• Adriana Petryna, Chernobyl’s survivors: Paralyzed by fatalism or overlooked by science? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mar2011, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p30-378p; DOI:
• Martin E. Hellman, How risky is nuclear optimism? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mar2011, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p47-5610p, 2 Color Photographs; DOI: 10.1177/0096340211399873
• F.G. Sommers, S. Goldberg, D. Levinson, et al. The Nuclear Threat and Canadian Children. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 1985 May-Jun; 76(3):154-156.
• F.G. Sommers, Psychological Aspects of the Nuclear Arms Race. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 1983 Jan-Feb; 74(1):26-28.
• F.G. Sommers, T. Dineen, Curing Nuclear Madness. Methuen, Toronto, 1984.
• S. Farrow, A. Chown, The Human Cost of Nuclear War. Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons, 1983.
What one nuclear bomb would do to Toronto. You Decide. Pamphlet, City of Toronto, Nov 1982.
• F.G. Sommers, Lose Weight, Stop Stress and Make Better Love in 5 Easy Steps by Training Your Brain. Pathway Health, 2012. The chapter on stress is a tool for modifying stress responses.

Dr. Frank G. Sommers, M.D., FRCPC

-Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto
-Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Canada
-Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
-Clinical Fellow, The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists
-Diplomate, American Board of Sexology
-In private practice as a psychiatrist, specializing in sexology, for over 30 years
-Founding Chairman, Section of Sexology, Canadian and Ontario Psychiatric Associations
-Co-author, Curing Nuclear Madness, Methuen, Toronto, 1984
-Founding Councillor, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Nobel Peace Prize, 1985)
-Invited Member, International Pugwash Group (Nobel Peace Prize, 1995)
-Frequently appeared on radio and television programs such as The Sex Files and Sexual Secrets
-Invited speaker at the United Nations in New York, and the House of Commons, Ottawa
-Honourary and Founding President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Canada (Canadian Physicians For The Global Survival)
-Creator of internationally recognized instructional films in human sexuality — -Finalist, 20th American Educational Film Festival
-Listed in International Who’s Who for both the Medicine and Sexology categories

This lecture is part of the series Confronting a Nuclear Age which is co-sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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