Doctors, Patients, and Diseases

Saleh Aldasouqi

When the doctor is the patient

Heather Lynn Alva

Defined spaces

Anjan Banerjee

Uncertainty and clinical truths

Lara Bazelon

The middle finger: identity crisis in the emergency room

Susan M. Beck


Daniel Becker

Imagine new

Jeanne Bereiter


Chris Bird


John Brewer Eberly, Jr. 

Fighting the long defeat new

Rae Brown

I don’t know how it happened

Farrah Bui

Healing through laughter

Christopher H. Cameron

Winter race against time

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Lesley Campbell

Women changing medicine new

Havi Carel

Breathless: philosophical lessons from respiratory illness

George W. Christopher

Yes, I’m positive new

Eric P. Cohen

Research subject

Erin Crouch and Katelyn McDonald

Red right hand: ectrodactyly as a metaphor new

Michael Daley

Case of the authentic chest pain thought too good to be true new

Rose A. Devasia

A silent birth

HP Dietz

The law of diminishing returns: biomedical research in trouble

Martin Duke

A fortunate man

Simon Edber

Not by blood new

Liam Farrell

One thing we can’t live without

Katrina Genuis

Death and new-doctor eyes new

Nod Ghosh

The thickening of blood

Ladan Golestaneh

Mrs. M’s refusal new

John Graham-Pole

First blood

Poppy power new

Kate Hawkes

Personal magic – creativity and Shamanic ways for wellbeing

Richard P. Holm

A good bedside manner

Lawrence H. Jones

What’s old is new again: quackery in the age of the Internet

Hannah Joyner

New life

Susan Kaplan

Silent no more new

Paul Karagiannis

My first (do no harm) patient

Murad Moosa Khan

Which weighs upon the heart

T. Colin Killeen

Call me Sylvester! new

Sheila Solomon Klass

Waiting for the darkness to lift

Lloyd W. Klein

When good doctors have bad outcomes: improving clinical practice in a results-oriented environment

Rachel H. Kowalsky

The Lawnmower

Julius Kremling

Why connection matters: Understanding patients’ illness by understanding their reality

Howsikan Kugathasan

The color of organ markets new

Jonathan D. Lewis

Jeremiah Kenoyer’s cancer cure,

Farrin A. Manian

The lesser of evils

William Marshall


Irene Martinez

The second chart

Jean Jacob Mathews

The free diaper delivery and chat service

Lea Mendes

        PEACH: Providing end of life care for the homeless

Atara Messinger
       “The GBM in Room 9”: on the objectifying power of naming and diagnosing new
Jacklyn Munn

Provider empathy: a patient’s tale

Ben Murnane

The patient writer: finding meaning in authorship and illness

Ajanta Naidu

A difficult conversation

Ifediba Nzube

Medicine as we know it new

Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos

PDF DocumentIs there meaning in suffering?

Charles Ethan Paccione

The healing art of listening new

Anthony Papagiannis

Summer heat, crisis, and the glad game

Patients bearing gifts

The girl with the name of a flower

At the turning point

Medicine as handmaiden of technology new
Aspects of distancing new

Shaking hands new
The treasure trove of memory new

J.M.S. Pearce

Patients and society: the big divide

Constance E. Putnam

Doctor’s daughter: reflections on a family’s role in a physician’s practice

Goutham Rao

The unconscious eater – The modern glutton

Jack Riggs

        Signs new
Alida Rol

“Mississipi Appendectomy” and other stories: When silence is complicity new

Damiano Rondelli

People or numbers: healing and efficiency new

Kate Rowland

A love story new

Gregory W. Rutecki

Retirement reflections: from code to compassion with Chloe new

Aneesa Sataur

Pain and palpation: reading the body narrative with the osteopathic medical touch

Christopher J. Schayer


Naomi Schlesinger, Gregory Maniatis, Ranita Sharma, and Boris D. Veysman

The diagnostic eclipse

Suchita Shah

Where doctors cannot reach: tales from a British High Street new

Fergus Shanahan

Support players in the story of an illness – how to behave

Ravi Shankar

The man who could not stop smoking!

My grandmother

Rebecca M. Shulman

The Basest of the Senses new

Shampa Sinha

Snakes and ladders new

Bryan Sisk


Annabelle Slingerland

The Beetham Eye Institute at the Joslin Diabetes Center new

Annabelle Slingerland and J. Wouter Jukema

The Song of Diabetes

Richard Sobel

Those golden years

Richard Sobel & Peggy Aylsworth

Mimetic disease

R. S. Steinberg

The last of the “just”

Vigneshwar & Nivetha Subramanian

Healing in post-genocide Rwanda new

Chris Sumberg

Quickly now, where does it hurt?

Irene Switankowsky

PDF Document Honoring a Patient’s Inner Wisdom

Jessica Tang

Beyond Medicine

Kathryn Taylor

The hypocrisy of the advice-giver new

Kanani Titchen

Just like that

Carla Treloar

Reflections on the practice of treatment for drug dependence

Caroline Wellbery


Jennifer Wineke

Decoding doctor-speak in the era of OpenNotes new

Bharata Wingham

Warning: laughter can be hazardous to your illness

Frank Yurasek

Mainstreaming acupuncture in Chicago new

Wali Zahid

Health flash: humanize medicine, the time is now