Recognitions: Doctors and Their Stories : a Collection of Original Works in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Center for Literature, Medicine and the Health Care Professions

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Carol C. Donley, Martin Kohn
Kent State University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 178 pages
Carol Donley and Martin Kohn believe that physicians stand at a unique vantage point as observers of the human condition. In this text, contributors attempt to prove this assertion through their prose on topics as diverse as the clashes between forces of creation and destruction, institutional economic survival, conflicts between genders and generations, balancing of primary care with specialization, issues of race and class, cultural displacement and the influence of William Carlos Williams on doctors and writing. The stories and essays in the collection provide a deeper understanding of the complex emotions and feelings of the men and women who, every day, hold life in their hands.
 

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Contents

The Help of Doctor Williams
5
My Education in William Carlos Williams
11
Representations of Illness
25
Birth Pangs
43
Mercy Shall Follow
58
DAVID HELLERSTEIN
74
Alpha1
83
Dennis Bruce
92
Tara Sunshine
116
A Story
125
Mr Trons Farewell
134
The Fascination of What Is Difficult
141
Into the Light
148
Doctor A Makes Rounds
159
A Parable
171
Permissions
178

Have a Beautiful Day Hot Air Balloons
103
Max and the Golden Mean
109

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About the author (2002)

Carol Donley is professor of English at Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio. She is the coauthor of Einstein as Myth and Muse (Cambridge University Press, 1986), and coeditor of The Tyranny of the Normal (Kent State University Press, 1996) and What's Normal?: Narratives of Mental and Emotional Disorders (Kent State University Press, 2000).

Martin Kohn is associate professor of behavior sciences at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio, and codirector, with Carol Donley, of the Center for Literature, Medicine, and Health Care Professions at Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio. He is coeditor, with Carol Donley and Denise Wear of Literature and Aging: An Anthology (Kent State University Press, 1992).

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