Tag Archives | literature and medicine

A Book Is Born

Today is the day. A History of the Present Illness is on shelves in bookstores and but a click or download away online. The official publishing term for this day is launch. To me, it more closely resembles a birth. Certainly the path to this point has included sweat and blood and tears. Equally certain, [...]

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The Books Are Almost on the Shelves

A History of the Present Illness hits bookstores, mailboxes, and e-readers in just five days, and the excitement has already begun! Yesterday, I was at Book Passage, one of the Bay Area’s best independent bookstores, to sign over 300 books for their Signed First Editions Book Club. They were lovely – but that isn’t news. [...]

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Writing About Medicine II

There are many ways to write about health, medicine, and health care. And there are many people – patients, caregivers, policymakers, pundits, thought leaders, and health professionals – in a position to do so. Fortunately, the world also offers a similar and growing diversity of places in which to publish this sort of work. At [...]

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