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May 17, 2011
Out of Africa: Humanitarian Dr. Rick Hodes to appear Friday

Dr. Rick Hodes has dedicated almost three decades of his life working with the needy in Africa, helping heal those who are unable to obtain medical treatments.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Hodes will discuss his work and sign his new biography, "This Is a Soul" (William Morrow, $25.99, 288 pages) at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St., Sacramento; (916) 447-5696.

The book is partly described this way: "He was drawn to Mother Teresa's mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was there that Rick found his calling when he began caring for the sickest children in one of the world's poorest countries. But he did more than that ‑ he began taking them into his home and officially adopted five of them."

His presentation is jointly sponsored by the UC Davis School of Medicine's class of 2011 and Time Tested Books. Cost is $50 general admission, $20 for students; an autographed copy of "This Is a Soul" will be included. The event will benefit Hodes' work in Africa. Hodes is this year's commencement speaker for the UC Davis School of Medicine.

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