Writer, M.D. : the best contemporary fiction and nonfiction by doctors

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction R705.W75 2012x
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 610.9 KAMINSKY
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From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D. celebrates this rich tradition with a collection of fiction and nonfiction by today's most beloved physician-writers, including,

* Abraham Verghese, on the lost art of the physical exam

* Pauline Chen, on the bond between a med student and her first cadaver

* Atul Gawande, on the ethical dilemmas of a young surgical intern

* Danielle Ofri, on the devastation of losing a patient

* Ethan Canin, on love, poetry, and growing old

These essays and stories illuminate the inner lives of men and women who deal with trauma, illness, mortality, and grief on a daily basis. Read together, they provide a candid, moving, one-of-a-kind glimpse behind the doctor's mask.

Bedside Manners / Abraham Verghese
Index Case / Perri Klass
Resurrectionist / Pauline W. Chen
Intensive Care / Danielle Ofri
Falling Down / Sandeep Jauhar
Beauty / Gabriel Weston
Do Not Go Gentle / Irvin Yalom
The Lost Mariner / Oliver Sacks
The Learning Curve / Atul Gawande
The Infernal Chorus / Robert Jay Lifton
We Are Nighttime Travelers / Ethan Canin
Dog 1, Dog 2 / Nick Earls
The Duty to Die Cheaply / Peter Goldsworthy
Finding Joshua / Jacinta Halloran
Tahirih / Leah Kaminsky
Communion / John Murray.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Lucky the reader who picks up poet and physician Kaminsky's excellent anthology, chockablock with works by some of the finest medical writers around Atul Gawande, Sandeep Jauhar, Oliver Sachs, and Danielle Ofri, to name a few. Each little gem begs for more of the same more wisdom, more compassionate doctorly counsel, more of the candid feelings most medicos keep veiled behind the face of professionalism. A selection of fiction and nonfiction, weighted more heavily toward the latter, the stories answer questions about the personal thoughts of those who heal by knife and those who can relate all too uncomfortably to a psychiatric patient's secrets. How does a physician's training affect one's attitude toward death? What does it feel like as an intern to have someone's survival hang on the fragile thread of your freshly minted medical diploma? Further, the fictional stories are no less poignant for their authors' scientific dispassion, maybe more so. In toto, Kaminsky's superior anthology is like an impressive menu or a fine wine list; it leaves readers wanting to sample more by the authors of these satisfying offerings.--Chavez, Donna Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Physicians -- Anecdotes.
Medicine -- Anecdotes.
Physician and patient -- Anecdotes.
Publisher New York :Vintage Books,2012
Contributors Kaminsky, Leah, 1959-
Language English
Notes "A Vintage Books original"--T.p. verso.
Description xvii, 254 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780307946867 (pbk.)
030794686X (pbk.)
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