Doctors, Patients, and Diseases

Moustapha Abousamra

Physician, heal thyself new

Saleh Aldasouqi

When the doctor is the patient

Heather Lynn Alva

Defined spaces

Henry Bair

Gifts of gratitude new

Anjan Banerjee

Uncertainty and clinical truths

Lara Bazelon

The middle finger: identity crisis in the emergency room

Susan M. Beck


Daniel Becker


Jeanne Bereiter


Chris Bird


John Brewer Eberly, Jr. 

Fighting the long defeat

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

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

Michael Daley

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

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

Liam Farrell

One thing we can’t live without

Katrina Genuis

Death and new-doctor eyes

Nod Ghosh

The thickening of blood

Ladan Golestaneh

Mrs. M’s refusal

John Graham-Pole

First blood

Poppy power

Kate Hawkes

Personal magic – creativity and Shamanic ways for wellbeing

Richard P. Holm

A good bedside manner

David Jeffrey

Montaigne’s essays: emotions and empathy new

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

Paul Karagiannis

My first (do no harm) patient

Murad Moosa Khan

Which weighs upon the heart

T. Colin Killeen

Call me Sylvester!

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

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

Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos

PDF DocumentIs there meaning in suffering?

Charles Ethan Paccione

The healing art of listening

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
Aspects of distancing

Shaking hands new
The treasure trove of memory new
Dialogues of comfort new
Life is short and Art is long: reflections on the first Hippocratic aphorism 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

Ronald Rembert

Burnout new

Jack Riggs

        Signs new
Alida Rol

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

Damiano Rondelli

People or numbers: healing and efficiency

Brianna Rossiter

Un-Impostering new

Kate Rowland

A love story

Gregory W. Rutecki

Retirement reflections: from code to compassion with Chloe

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

Fergus Shanahan

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

Ravi Shankar

The man who could not stop smoking!

My grandmother

William Shimp

The doctor becomes the patient: an internist’s journey from skepticism to gratitude new

Rebecca M. Shulman

The Basest of the Senses

Shampa Sinha

Snakes and ladders

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”

James Stoeller

Flyfishing and medicine new

Vigneshwar & Nivetha Subramanian

Healing in post-genocide Rwanda

Chris Sumberg

Quickly now, where does it hurt?

Gordon Sun

What could have been new

Irene Switankowsky

PDF Document Honoring a Patient’s Inner Wisdom

Jessica Tang

Beyond Medicine

Kathryn Taylor

The hypocrisy of the advice-giver

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

Bharata Wingham

Warning: laughter can be hazardous to your illness

Frank Yurasek

Mainstreaming acupuncture in Chicago

Wali Zahid

Health flash: humanize medicine, the time is now