Tag Archives: Charlie Chaplin

Review of Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma

Arpan K. Banerjee Solihull, United Kingdom   Cover of Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma by Matthew Parris, 2020. The lives of people who seem to be endowed with extraordinary abilities have long been a source of fascination. The famous Italian physician, researcher, and founder of the science of criminology, Cesare […]

A difficult diagnosis: Humor—how we laugh at doctors

Kate Baggott St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada   “Clown Car.” Photo by Oliver Gouldthorpe on Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0. “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it,”1 silent film star Charlie Chaplin wrote in his autobiography. Chaplin’s words do not exactly connect the funny bone to the humerus, and […]