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Healing Arts in Dialogue 9780809310289

Healing Arts in Dialogue

Medicine and Literature

ISBN-10: 0809310287
ISBN-13: 9780809310289
PUBLISHER: Southern Illinois University Press
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Product Description: Spring, 1975, nine people met for the first time at Sugar Loaf Conference Center in Philadelphia to discuss the relationship between literature and medicine. These humanists were committed to meet four more times during the next eighteen months. Contained in this book is the fruit of these discussions in the form of a dialoguea dialogue interspersed with lyric statements in prose and poetry.Participants in the dialogue: Nancy C. Andreasen, perhaps the world s only M.D./Ph.D. in literature, who has evolved from critic and composition teacher to psychiatrist at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. James C. Cowan, University of Arkansas, is editor of the "D. H. Lawrence Review "and a frequently published Lawrence scholar. Ian R. Lawson, who got his medical training in Scotland, practiced there and in India before serving as Director of the Hebrew Home for the Aged and as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut.Denise Levertov, a nurse in England before coming to the United States, is a major poet whose work is closely associated with the late poet/physician, William Carlos Williams. Harold Gene Moss is currently on the staff of the National Endowment for the Humanities: From the patient s point of view, he notes, the situation of serious illness is essentially tragic, but from the doctor s sequential point of view, it is comedic. William B. Ober, Director of Laboratories, Hackensack Hospital, is the author of "Boswell s Clap and Other Essays: Medical Analyses of Literary Men s Afflictions "(Southern Illinois University Press, 1979). Richard Selzer, New Haven surgeon, essayist, and short-story writer, came to the dialogue with one book behind him, the secondin which a surgeon is celebratedjust ahead."

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PAGES: 200
CATEGORY: Literary Criticism

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