Writer, M.D. : the best contemporary fiction and nonfiction by doctors
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies|
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.
ContentsBedside 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 ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Medicine -- Anecdotes.
Physician and patient -- Anecdotes.
|Publisher|| New York :Vintage Books,2012
"A Vintage Books original"--T.p. verso.
xvii, 254 pages ; 21 cm