Literary Essays

Lena Arampatzidou

Synesthesia in medicine and the humanities, Spring 2016

Kate Baggott

A difficult diagnosis: humor – how we laugh at doctors, Fall 2014

Angela Belli

Dr. Blockhead’s victory: up there, down here, Summer 2013

Ending one’s life on the stage, Spring 2011

Victoria Bonebakker

Humanities at the heart of healthcare, Fall 2009

Basil Brooke

‘The lament of the Old Woman of Beare’—contrasting the passage of life, Spring 2011

Vasudha Chandra

Remembering Charlotte Brontë, Spring 2016

Kathleen Coggshall

Sylvia Plath: the tortured artist?, Summer 2013

Jack Coulehan

Walt Whitman: a difficult patient, Fall 2017 new

Paul Dakin

Sir Roderick Glossop: Wodehouse’s “eminent loony doctor”, Spring 2017 new

Noah DeLone

Latin and medicine, Winter 2015

Martin Duke

Tobias Smollett, MD: his medical life and experiences, Spring 2016

George Dunea

PDF Document Aphorisms and Facetiae of Bela Schick, Summer 2008

PDF Document Aphorisms from Latham, Fall 2008

Francesco Enia

An Eliotian journey through suffering, Spring 2010

Laura Fitzpatrick

Pushing back at perceptions of epilepsy: the interplay between medicine and literature in three 19th-century British novels, Summer 2013

James L. Franklin

PDF Document Prescription for a Healthy Nation: A New Approach to Improving Our Lives by Fixing Our Everyday World, Winter 2005

PDF Document To the Glory of God and the Service of Man: The Life of James A. Campbell, M.D., Winter 2005

PDF Document Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flimflam, Winter 2008

Ashleigh Frayne

Visualizing the paradise within, Spring 2016

Dean Gianakos

Reading poems, saving lives, Winter 2014

Grant Gillett and Robin Hankey

Sophocles’ Antigone and the complexities of suicide, Fall 2014

John Graham-Pole

The truth of the imagination, Fall 2014

Stanley Gutiontov

Chekhov: Ward No. 6, Summer 2014

Sarah Jane I. Irawa

Madame Defarge: the psychology of vengeance, Winter 2014

Leah Kaminsky

Fluorescence, Winter 2015

Sylvia R. Karasu

Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark:’ a failure to find a perfect future in an imperfect present, Winter 2017 new

About face: from revulsion to compassion, Winter 2017 new

Anna Lantz

The Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library: a cultural treasure, Spring 2012

Anna Lantz and Einar Perman

The basilisk—a cause of sudden death, Summer 2012

John Last

Medicine and literature: passion, compassion, confusion and other emotions in stories of sickness and healers, Fall 2008

Pekka Louhiala and Raimo Puustinen

Placebo effect or care effect? Four examples from the literary world, Fall 2013

James Mathew & Robert Pavlik

Of Pine and Man: Reflecting on Henry David Thoreau’s Sentiment in ‘Chesuncook’, Spring 2016

Giuseppe P. Mazzarello

PDF Document Goethe, his love rivals and evidence of a generalized anxiety disorder Giuseppe Paolo Mazzarello, M.D., Winter 2005

Jamie McKinstry

Experiencing metaphor: a medieval headache, Winter 2014

Lea Mendes

The medical journey of Charles Dickens, Spring 2016

Tony Miksanek

Grumpy doctors and the short story, Spring 2009

Joshua D. Niforatos 

Love, cancer and the caregiver’s faith of C.S. Lewis, Spring 2017 new

Serefnur Oztur

    PDF DocumentMy stroke of insight: a brain scientist’s personal journey, Winter 2008

J.M.S. Pearce

Observations on Acronyms, Fall 2015
Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817-1848): A tale of aspiration and decline, Summer 2017 new

Giorgina Barbara Piccoli and Martina Ferraresi

Cosmas and Damian: a southern Italian story of tolerance, sex, war, religion, and medicine, Fall 2013

Solomon Posen

The doctor in literature: the abortion and the abortionist, Winter 2011

Gregory W. Rutecki

Consumption and vampires: metaphor and myth before science, Fall 2016

Bonnie Salomon

Emily Dickinson and medical ethics: the “Belle of Amherst” as ethicist, Summer 2012

Richard Selzer

Richard Selzer on writing, Summer 2012

Fergus Shanahan

The unloved gut, Winter 2014

Anoushka Sinha

Manifestations of madness in King Lear, Winter 2015

Mahala Yates Stripling

Richard Selzer: the birth of literature and medicine, Spring 2016

The surgeon storyteller, Summer 2012

Annette Tuffs

The morbid poet: Gottfried Benn, the morgue and the mysterious postcard, Spring 2017 new

Mary Vallo

Resounding silence: the trouble with Hamlet’s body and soul, Fall 2016

Roslyn Weaver

Medical mysteries and detective doctors: metaphors of medicine, Summer 2013

Maarten Wensink

Tolstoy: insights for doctors and other humans, Spring 2016

Mila H. Whiteley

Reason vs. Emotion in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley, Spring 2016

Winona Winkler Wendth

Shiloh, Spring 2014

Bill Wolak

Timelessness of the intangible, Summer 2012

Afsheen Zafar

Jane Eyre and tuberculosis, Spring 2016

Larry Zaroff & Tony Chan

Emily Dickinson’s mystifying in-sight, Winter 2010