Tag Archives: Winter 2010

Scarred Topography

Anne Herbert Poet’s statement: Writing is my therapy.  It allows me to express difficult feelings that I had growing up but could never put into words until now.  Many of these feelings are centered around the scars left from my cleft lip and palate.  Writing has helped me to stop ignoring these, and other scars, […]

Birth – Groundswell – Greensleeves – Proud Flesh

Stacy Nigliazzo Poet’s statement: Writing has always been a great source of comfort and healing for me. I find that as a nurse, my patients stay with me long after I have provided care. In an emergency setting, healthcare professionals are privy to the full spectrum of suffering and recovery. The pieces I have offered here […]

Sedated – Dear Doctor

Theresa Wyatt Poet’s statement: After a diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis, Type 2, Theresa returned to writing poetry as a therapeutic venue.  Her poems have appeared in The Healing Muse, Kaleidoscope, the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, among others. She lives near the beautiful shores of Lake […]

Cutter of Lilacs

Bruce Erikson Cincinnati, Ohio, USA   Artist’s statement My narratives emanate from personal memories and dreams that are often overlooked. My work attempts to evolve past my personal life, and address psychological issues of aging, death and dying, loss and longing, and family relationships. In my paintings, I often portray hopeless and tragic scenes and […]

Comparison of ancient Mesopotamian and Hippocratic medicine

Burton R. Andersen Chicago, Illinois, United States   The accomplishments of the ancient Greeks in literature, science, and government have been widely recognized and admired. Ancient Greek medicine has also been held in high esteem; however, their practice of medicine merits careful examination and comparison with other ancient medical cultures. Different cultures have employed in […]