'Chocolate as Medicine' writers to discuss sweet science

Philip Wilson, professor of medical humanities at Penn State College of Medicine, and Jeffrey Hurst, principal scientist at The Hershey Co., will discuss their newly released collaboration “Chocolate as Medicine: A Quest over the Centuries” on from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Hershey Story museum in downtown Hershey. The program will be free.

The book describes the centuries-long quest to uncover chocolate's potential health benefits. Wilson and Hurst trace the ancient beliefs that chocolate could prevent heart ailments and relieve snakebite to more recent bioscience experiments aimed at determining chocolate's effectiveness as a medicinal and nutritional substance.

 

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Last Updated October 24, 2012