About the Speech

Kitty wrote this signature medical technology speech as a dinner address.  It was developed from Mark Twain’s writings on medical practices of the 19th century, and delivered to an on-line medical records company clientele. The speech was first given – at the Vanderbilt Family Estate in Asheville, North Carolina – to physicians and hospital administrators. By all accounts, it succeeded in striking the audience’s funny bone because the content measures Twain’s experiences as a patient against modern methods and current healthcare industry challenges. The speech lampoons nineteenth century miracle cures, medicines, contraptions, protocols, and techniques. The content features broad appeal and can be adapted, by virtue of Kitty’s encyclopedic knowledge of Twain, to suit any Medical Industry audience. Run time: 20 minutes.