Seven steps to immortality: A humanist’s meditation on mortality; Claire Anderson, MD

Claire Anderson, MD spent more than 30 years practicing Chest Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and was perennially elected to the Best Doctors in St. Louis. Recently retired, she describes herself as a writer, a video-editor and a “naturalist-wannabe,” but most importantly as Grandmother. Today she translates her own life’s arc and recent influences, including the book, Long for this World: The Strange Science of Immortality by Jonathan Weiner, into a prescription for living “life-long immortality”. She has been a member of the St. Louis Ethical Society since 1983, and served as President of the Board of Trustees.

The time calls for action. Up, then, and let us do our part faithfully and well. And oh, friends, our children’s children will hold our memories dearer for the work which we begin this hour. —Felix Adler