Tag Archives | literature and medicine

Burnout

When you hear the same comment from two very different places/people in a short space of time, you need to take it seriously. First, a friend/colleague at Brown said she loved the book, couldn’t put it down, but felt it didn’t paint a very optimistic portrait of medicine since “so many of the characters left [...]

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Telling Stories About Patients & Doctors

It’s now been 3 weeks, 3 days, and 33 hours since the launch of A History of the Present Illness and so far it seems that the book and its message are both resonating with patients and doctors, readers and writers, which is to say, it seems to be resonating with people. In the spirit [...]

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Book Passage: A Photo Essay

 It was a beautiful winter Sunday in San Francisco as we crossed the bridge to Marin…  The store in Corte Madera is huge and includes a cafe, a great reading space… and so many BOOKS… Of course, I was there to read from A History of the Present Illness…  The turnout was terrific…  And very [...]

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