Category Archives: Physician authors

On neurons and narrative

In this week’s Speakeasy, Dr. Oliver Sacks discusses what it’s like to have his works adapted in Hollywood. On being a neurologist and writer: I love writing when the writing goes well, which is far from always. It’s not only … Continue reading

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Humanism Day is Here!

We’re excited to host Danielle Ofri tomorrow during the annual Humanism Day celebration sponsored by The Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine at New Jersey Medical School – UMDNJ. We hope you can join us!

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“When the Doctor’s Wife has Cancer”

Dr. Peter Bach, an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, details a personal account of his wife’s diagnosis with cancer and learning to experience medicine all over again – from a patient’s perspective. “Oh, Ruth, I think this is … Continue reading

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One week until Humanism Day!

Check out Danielle Ofri’s latest column (“A Doctor at the Funeral”) for the NYT, and join us at NJMS on Thursday, March 10 in Newark, NJ.

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“Treat the patient, not the CT scan”

Abraham Verghese  has a fantastic op-ed in the Times discussing the growing, Asimov-esque presence of technology in hospitals at the expense of the physical exam. Not only is physical exam diagnostically important, but it also serves as a timeless ritual … Continue reading

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“The Hot Spotters”

In an insightful New Yorker piece, Atul Gawande discusses saving on healthcare costs by addressing, and closely monitoring, the neediest patients. Brenner wasn’t all that interested in costs; he was more interested in helping people who received bad health care. But … Continue reading

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Humanism Day – Danielle Ofri

Danielle Ofri, editor-in-chief and co-founder of the Bellevue Literary Review, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Humanism Day Celebration sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine. Humanism Day takes place this year at New Jersey … Continue reading

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