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What keeps us going

In the endless throes of exams and sleep deprivation, it’s easy to forget why we came to medical school in the first place. “So, will you all be my doctors again when I come back?” Sometimes, you just need one … Continue reading

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Humanism in Perspective: Connectedness

At the end of the day, Humanism is about the recognition of the connectedness of all things. As I see myself in the trickling water of stream and the freshness of the morning dew, while having empathy for others, I … Continue reading

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A silent epidemic

The NY Times reports on the disturbing statistics of New York’s state homes. Hopefully the article will bring some deserved attention to the matter. In New York, it is unusually common for developmentally disabled people in state care to die … Continue reading

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Living with a death sentence

Emily Rapp, a professor of creative writing at Santa Fe University, writes about how a parent deals with the knowledge that their child is dying of an incurable disease. She speaks of the need to parent in the moment, as … Continue reading

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Re-framing Disability Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Royal College of Physicians looks at historic portrayals of disability alongside modern day portraits. Left, Thomas Inglefield, a twenty year old born without arm or legs in the mid-18th century. “This exhibition explores a group of … Continue reading

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Life imitates art

Usually it’s the other way around. House, Fox’s wildly successful medical mystery show, was originally based on Lisa Sanders’ mystery diagnosis column for the NY Times. Today, Dr. Sanders is holding a competition to “Think Like a Doctor,” and deduce … Continue reading

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Chefs at Sloan-Kettering

At Memorial Sloan-Kettering, comfort food has taken on a new meaning. In a hospital that treats thousands of cancer patients a year, having familiar foods (especially if you’re just 8 years old), can make a huge difference in outlook and … Continue reading

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