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Benjamin to speak at Zumbrota church

Walter W. Benjamin, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of religion who taught at Hamline University in St. Paul, will speak at 7 p.m. tonight at United Redeemer Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. The topic of his talk, sponsored by the Zumbrota Area Historical Society, is "My Father's Black Bag: Medicine During the Great Depression."

Benjamin, an expert in medical ethics, war and conscience, and the Great Depression, has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New England Journal of Medicine, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune.

A donation of $3 is suggested to help cover expenses.

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