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The education of Doctor Chekhov

Jack Coulehan Stony Brook, New York, United States (Winter 2018)   Chekov as a medical student October 1883. A fifth-year medical student at Moscow State University agonizes over his upcoming exam. “Woe is me!” he writes to his older brother, “I am forced to learn almost everything from the beginning… cadavers to be worked on, […]

Alabama and the healing of memories

Jack Coulehan  Stony Brook, NY (Fall 2017)   Hospital ward, circa 1969. T.S. Eliot’s poem “Burnt Norton” begins with the famous lines: “Time present and time past / Are both perhaps present in time future, / And time future contained in time past.” 1My memories  are a part of my present experience. I recall clinical […]