Last evening's "All Things Considered"
had a wonderful piece
about the author of Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue
, Dr. Danielle Ofri. [If you follow the link to NPR, be sure to click on the audio version of the story; the "transcript" provided on that page is woefully incomplete.] Among other things, hospital teaching rounds includes some time for poetry, in this case "Gaudeamus Igitur," a truly magnificent poem by John Stone, a cardiologist at Emory and a fine poet. This poem is one of the highlights every year in my Law, Literature & Medicine class
, and I strongly recommend it to anyone reading this blog. It's here