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Synesthesia in medicine and the humanities

Eleni I. (Lena) Arampatzidou Greece   Dr. Arampatzidou would like to dedicate this essay to Professor Alexander Nehamas, Director Dimitri Gondicas and the Stanley Seeger Center at Princeton University for their support and generosity in offering her a research fellowship in medical humanities which made this publication possible.   Composition VII, by Wassily Kandinsky, a possible […]

A difficult diagnosis: humor – how we laugh at doctors

Kate Baggott St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada   Photography by Oliver Gouldthorpe “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 the anatomy of comedy has never been […]