Monthly Archives: March 2012

“The Defiant Muse” by Rafael Campo

How one man poured himself into poetry to prevent “the stealing of [his] personhood” by Parkinson’s. From Harvard Medicine’s 2003 bulletin, The Neurobiology of the Arts. I sat dumbfounded as he went on to recite about a hundred lines of … Continue reading

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Filed under Arts, Chronic illness

New Girl, New Diagnosis (spoiler alert)

Medical uncertainty has once again appeared as the subject of a half hour comedy (does this count as dramedy now?). In a recent episode of New Girl, roommate Nick Miller deals with the anxiety of waiting for an ultrasound after … Continue reading

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Filed under Humanism, Professionalism

That’s our namesake!

In an awesome bit of history of medicine news, Andreas Vesalius’ personal 1555 copy of De corporis humani fabrica (On the Workings of the Human Body) has been found. The margins feature his handwritten notes for a new edition. If … Continue reading

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Filed under History of Medicine

Success!

Wow. Thanks to everyone who made the Inaugural Humanism Day Conference an absolute blast. Check back later on for pictures and updates. And to all our new readers – welcome!

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Filed under Education, Humanism, Outreach, Research

Inaugural Humanism Day Conference – Last chance to register!

It’s the last call to register for the Inaugural NJMS Humanism Day Conference, on Wednesday, March 14 in Newark, NJ.┬áPlease join us for a day of free workshops and presentations, featuring keynote speaker Mark Nepo. We hope to see you … Continue reading

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Filed under Education, Humanism, Research