Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Poetry and medicine.

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.
posted by tommayo, 12:22 PM

Health care law (including public health law, medical ethics, and life sciences), with digressions into constitutional law, poetry, and other things that matter