Film to Celebrate Feast Day of Giuseppe Moscati, Physician and Saint
For the third time, the annual feast day of St. Giuseppe Moscati will be marked at Duquesne University with the showing of a movie biography of the first modern physician to be canonized a saint by the Catholic Church.
The film Joseph Moscati, Doctor of the Poor, a biopicture of Moscati's life, is sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of Italy/Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Order of Malta American Association and Duquesne's Center for International Relations.
Moscati, who worked in Italy in the early 1900s till his death in 1927, was born into an aristocratic family and devoted his medical career to serving the poor. A medical school professor and biochemistry pioneer, he was one of the first doctors to experiment with insulin in the treatment of diabetes.
Dr. James Swindal, dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, will give introductory remarks. The event has been organized by Dr. Carla Lucente, professor of modern languages, co-director of the Center for International Relations at Duquesne and honorary consulate of Italy in Pittsburgh.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Room 719 of Fisher Hall
Admission: Free and open to the public
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