Tag Archives: Woody Allen

Medicine and cinema—a cultural symbiosis

Arpan K. Banerjee Solihull, United Kingdom   Fig 1 Poster for Chaplin film City Lights. Published 1931. Unknown artist. Via Wikimedia. Public Domain. For doctors and lovers of cinema, 1895 was an important year. On 8 November 8, 1895 Wilhelm Röntgen, a fifty-year-old professor of physics, discovered X-rays in his laboratory in Wurzburg, Germany. On […]

The unloved gut

Fergus Shanahan Ireland   “My brain, it’s my second favorite organ” pronounced Woody Allen.1 For many, it is the seat of the soul, the source of creativity and much more, whereas the heart represents passion, courage, and character. Fondness for other organs relates to warmth and honesty in the eyes, clarity in the skin, beauty […]

Death, a part of life

Carole A. Travis-Henikoff Chicago, Illinois, United States   The subject of death is by its very nature a personal thing. Woody Allen said he didn’t mind dying; he just didn’t want to be there when it happened. Most of us feel the same way. Death frightens us in proportion to our systems of belief formed […]