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A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology

by Randy Testa (Editor), M. Brownell Anderson (Editor), Penny Armstrong (Editor), Robert Coles (Editor), Joseph O'Donnell (Editor)

Other authors: Lori Arviso Alvord (Contributor), Jean-Dominique Bauby (Contributor), Wendell Berry (Contributor), Jeffrey R. Botkin (Contributor), Jeanne Bryner (Contributor)42 more, Mikhail Bulgakov (Contributor), Rafael Campo (Contributor), Raymond Carver (Contributor), Eric J. Cassel (Contributor), Anton Chekhov (Contributor), Jack Coulehan (Contributor), Hart Crane (Contributor), Cortney Davis (Contributor), Matt Dugan (Contributor), Kirsten Emmott (Contributor), Shusaku Endo (Contributor), Anne Fadiman (Contributor), Timothy J. Fisher (Contributor), Lucia Cordell Getsi (Contributor), Lawrence Grouse (Contributor), David Hilfiker (Contributor), Kay Redfield Jamison (Contributor), Alice Jones (Contributor), Robert Jay Lifton (Contributor), Audre Lorde (Contributor), Jerome Lowensetein (Contributor), David Loxtercamp (Contributor), Veneta Masson (Contributor), Susan Onthank Mates (Contributor), Constance Meyd (Contributor), Lorrie Moore (Contributor), David Nash (Contributor), Bernard Pomerance (Contributor), Allyson Porter (Contributor), Rachel Naomi Remen (Contributor), Judy Schaeffer (Contributor), Albert Schweitzer (Contributor), John Stone (Contributor), Lewis Thomas (Contributor), Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt (Contributor), Abraham Verghese (Contributor), Rosalind Warren (Contributor), Michael Weingarten (Contributor), Walt Whitman (Contributor), Terry Tempest Williams (Contributor), Williams Carlos Williams (Contributor), James Wright (Contributor)

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"Excellent" poetry and prose about physicians and their patients, by Raymond Carver, Kay Redfield Jamison, Rachel Naomi Remen, and more (Library Journal).   A Life in Medicine collects stories, poems, and essays by and for those in the healing profession, who are struggling to keep up with the science while staying true to the humanitarian goals at the heart of their work. Organized around the central themes of altruism, knowledge, skill, and duty, the book includes contributions from well-known authors, doctors, nurses, practitioners, and patients. Provocative and moving pieces address what it means to care for a life in a century of unprecedented scientific advances, examining issues of hope and healing from both ends of the stethoscope.   "An anthology of lasting appeal to those interested in medicine, well-written literature, and a sympathetic understanding of human life." --Booklist… (more)

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Testa, RandyEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, M. BrownellEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Armstrong, PennyEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Coles, RobertEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Donnell, JosephEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Alvord, Lori ArvisoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bauby, Jean-DominiqueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berry, WendellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Botkin, Jeffrey R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bryner, JeanneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bulgakov, MikhailContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campo, RafaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carver, RaymondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cassel, Eric J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chekhov, AntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coulehan, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crane, HartContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, CortneyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dugan, MattContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emmott, KirstenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Endo, ShusakuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fadiman, AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fisher, Timothy J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Getsi, Lucia CordellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grouse, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hilfiker, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jamison, Kay RedfieldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lifton, Robert JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lorde, AudreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lowensetein, JeromeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Loxtercamp, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Masson, VenetaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mates, Susan OnthankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meyd, ConstanceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, LorrieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nash, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pomerance, BernardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, AllysonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Remen, Rachel NaomiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schaeffer, JudyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Stone, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomas, LewisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van Pelt, Elizabeth CohenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Verghese, AbrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Weingarten, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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