Personal Narratives

A – J

Bebeyi Grace Abiodun

Self-esteem and skin diseases

Susan Anderson

Waiting for results

Ashley Austin

Win or lose

Niyi Awofeso

Disciplinary architecture: prison design and prisoners’health

Kate Baggott
        How to treat a broken heart: an instruction guide

Aaron Berkowitz
        The disease you do not see

Sarah Bigham

Is it legal yet?

William D. Black

On being a spousal caregiver

Merle Borg

Dangerous inheritance

Mara Buck

A year in oblivion – an artistic journey

Nishitha Bujala

A moment of philosophy

Eli Cannon

Down a rabbit hole

Berklee Cohen
        Appendicitis: a teenager’s perspective

Simon Cohen
        Fifty years on an Englishman recalls Cook County Hospital

Jack Coulehan

Alabama and the healing of memories

Jean Cozier

Healing hidden wounds: a personal perspective

Tereza Crvenkovic

Letter to my body

Theresa Danna

Living with incidental cyberchondria

Gian Battista Danzi

An illuminating experience in my practice

Fredna DeCarlo

Life of a blanket in the medical center

Ruth Deming

Sugar High and Low

Emily Dieckman

Cancer class

Olga Diganchina


Martin Duke

Distant memories of medical school – 1950–1954

Michael Ellman

The story of a scar 

Sona Engingan

Identity and service

Alun Evans

The night the troubles erupted in Belfast

Maia Evrona

Immigrating to the in-between

Jeanne Farnan

Rethinking the impulse to empathize: A sister’s perspective on sympathy and stigma

Liam Farrell

Go to work on an egg

Transient pleasure, prolonged pain

Howard Fischer

Early lessons

Catalina Florina Florescu

Rehearsing lines

Kirsten Fogg

Trauma vicariously: a writer’s madness

Yong Wei Gabriel

Daniel’s clock

Andrew Gallagher

When a medical student becomes a patient

Dean Gianakos

My mother and Proust

Denis Gill

Big Hugh

Megan Giller

An autoimmune love story

Jessica Gregg

A good mother

Menachem Hanani

The cab driver

Margot Hedlin


Joseph Hodapp

The names of things

Sarah Howard

The ghosts of yesteryear

Angela Hyde

Passing on compassion

Ochiche Nnenna Ijeoma

Pitch Dark

Jaimee Leigh Joroff

The Show and Tell Prelude: Futility in the nursing home

Mary Jumbelic

On the way to school

K – P


Amitha Kalaichandran

Death and the diaspora

Laurel Kamada

One year infirmed in USA & Japan: differing practices in stroke rehabilitation

Biji T. Kurien

Sizzlingly Personalized Aesculapian Medicine (SPAM) E-mails

A memorable patient

Janaka Lagoo

Unpacking empathy

Ana Liang

I’m sorry to hear that

Laura Loertscher

Something red

Grace Lucas

Body matters

Lisa Lunney

The birth and death of the day

Phillipa Malpas

How do you say goodbye?

Farrin A. Manian

Who do I look like?

Matko Marusic

Children do not die

Torree McGowan


Irene Aluen Metzner & Glenn Youngkrantz

The door to recovery

Amy Millios

String of hearts

Cyndy Muscatel

In full retreat

Ellen O’Connor

Happy Birthday

Gregory O’Gara

Metaphor, memory, and my grandmother’s hands

Danielle Ofri

Found in translation?

The pastor’s son

Dannie Ong

To all the books that saved my life

Anthony Papagiannis

Easy come, easy go
A lesson in physiology

Maeve Pascoe

Synesthesia, empathy, and the “art” of medicine new

Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe 

Life and death of a dog

Paul Perilli

Last Chemo

Barry Perlman

Revising my bargain with the deity

Diana Pi

The girl on the gurney

Ronald Pies

Each day is magnified

Ivan Barry Pless

Ronnie’s gifts

Michelle Ponder

In translation

Bhupesh Prusty

A forbidden truth

R – Z


Pritham Raj

You say you want a revolution?

Nestor Ramirez-Lopez

My little old lady

Pranita Rao 

The tortoise and the hare: a pandemic perspective

Ammar Saad

The bulletproof doctor

Kit Sanderson

Sanderson’s Thumb and the end of an eponymous era? 

Andrew C. Schroeder

Night shift

Peter de Schweinitz

Praying with Marvin

Mary T. Shannon

Reconstructing a self: early trauma and the healing power of narrative

Bryanne Standifer

The seeds of resilience

Darcy H. Sternberg

When there’s no plug to pull

Ethan Sellers

Mist walkers

Elephant hide

Gurbaksh Shergill

Pink Skies

Bryan Sisk

A lasting effect

Meg Smith

The privilege of memory loss

Thanuja Subramaniam

Cancer warrior

Edward Tabor

The night the emergency room staff vanished WIN ’23

Shaista Tayabali

Dances with wolves

David G. Thoele

The boy with two dads

Anjali Vidya Varma

Protecting a child’s true essence

Boris D. Veysman

Following orders

Daly Walker

Phantom Pains

Amy D. Webb

An evolving journey: writing as healing art
Opening the body, opening to peace

Katherine White

The last picture show

Megan Winkelman

For you, I want to be more

Daniel Enjay Wong

Restraint: a foot-binding story

Meredith Wright

Family encounters with pathogens 100 years apart

Xinxin Wu

The art of war and medicine new

Jonathan Xian

Lost in translation

Karen Youso

We Love the Garden, It is Heaven, But We Cannot Stay

Larry Zaroff

Gregor goes to the doctor

No bag lady


Catching the edge
Learning Compassion – Learning Forgiveness