The Resource On doctor[i]ng : stories, poems, essays, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone ; Lois LaCivita Nixon and Delese Wear, editorial assistants

On doctor[i]ng : stories, poems, essays, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone ; Lois LaCivita Nixon and Delese Wear, editorial assistants

Label
On doctor[i]ng : stories, poems, essays
Title
On doctor[i]ng
Title remainder
stories, poems, essays
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone ; Lois LaCivita Nixon and Delese Wear, editorial assistants
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This new, larger edition of On Doctoring is an extraordinary collection of stories, poems, and essays written by physicians and non-physicians alike - works that record what it is like to be sick, to be cured, to lose, or to triumph. Drawing on the full spectrum of human emotions, the selections range from John Donne's classic "Death Be Not Proud" to Pablo Neruda's "Larynx," the terrified voice of a man who thinks he is on the verge of dying; to Lewis Thomas's "House Calls," a heartwarming memoir of the man who inspired Dr. Thomas to enter medicine - his father; to James Dickey's poem about a courageous bout with cancer, "The Cancer Match"; to Linda Pastan's delightfully wry account of giving birth in "Notes from the Delivery Room."
  • At a time when medicine is becoming more and more technical and institutionalized, the book captures the breadth and wonder of the medical profession, reminding us of what it is really all about. Representing the issues, concerns, and challenges facing doctors and patients alike, On Doctoring is at once illuminating and provocative. It is a book you will reach for time and again - a celebration of life and of a profession that helps make life possible
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 330
NLM item number
O58 1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1929-
  • 1936-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reynolds, Richard C.
  • Stone, John
  • Nixon, Lois LaCivita
  • Wear, Delese
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  • Physicians
  • Medicine
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Physicians
Label
On doctor[i]ng : stories, poems, essays, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone ; Lois LaCivita Nixon and Delese Wear, editorial assistants
Instantiates
Publication
Note
On t.p. "[i]" appears as a caduceus
Contents
  • The stethoscope song
  • Everything that rises must converge
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • A deathplace
  • L.E. Sissman
  • Mercy
  • Imela
  • Richard Selzer
  • The last decision
  • Maya Angelou
  • A day in the life of an internist
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Richard C. Reynolds
  • from The call of stories
  • Robert Coles
  • Medical ethics and living a life
  • Robert Coles
  • Little elegy : for a child who skipped rope
  • X.J. Kennedy
  • Auden and the liposome
  • Gerald Weissmann
  • Going
  • There's been a death
  • A day in the death
  • Miller Williams
  • One more time
  • Patricia Goedicke
  • The appointment
  • L.J. Schneiderman
  • The five stages of grief
  • Notes from the delivery room
  • Remission
  • Linda Pastan
  • Surgeons must be very careful
  • The house officer's changing world
  • Joseph Hardison
  • On embalming
  • Frank Gonzales-Crussi
  • Gaudeamus igitur
  • Death
  • John Stone
  • the lost baby poem
  • poem to my uterus
  • Lucille Clifton
  • I heard a fly buzz
  • Death of bed
  • Ghassan Kanafani
  • Don't touch the heart
  • Lawrence K. Altman
  • What the doctor said
  • My death
  • Raymond Carver
  • The woman who could not live with her faulty heart
  • Margaret Atwood
  • 35/10
  • "Hope" is the thing with feathers
  • Miscarriage
  • Sharon Olds
  • The knitted glove
  • Good news
  • Jack Coulehan
  • On the subject of doctors
  • James Tate
  • Medicine
  • Alice Walker
  • Mistakes
  • Emily Dickinson
  • David Hilfiker
  • The dawn of wonder
  • Melvin Konner
  • Let's talk about it
  • David Rinaldi
  • What hell is
  • Heather McHugh
  • Suffering
  • Ronald Valdiserri
  • Touching
  • Aphorisms
  • David Hellerstein
  • from My own country
  • Abraham Verghese
  • Invasions
  • Perri Klass
  • Hospital sketchbook : life on the ward through an intern's eyes
  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
  • The son : returning home
  • Jon Mukand
  • We are nighttime travelers
  • Sir William Osler
  • Ethan Canin
  • The curse of Eve
  • It is still a privilege to be a doctor
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Misery
  • A doctor's visit
  • Anton Chekhov
  • "Out, out --"
  • Robert Frost
  • from The summing up
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • The practice
  • The artist
  • Carola Eisenberg
  • Between walls
  • Le médecin malgré lui
  • The birth
  • The last words of my English grandmother
  • The girl with the pimply face
  • The use of force
  • William Carlos Williams
  • A country doctor
  • Franz Kafka
  • The watch
  • Naaman cured of leprosy, 2 Kings 5:1-14 : Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach) 30:14-17 : Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach) 38:1-15
  • Frances Cornford
  • The immortals
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Indian camp
  • Hills like white elephants
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • A summer tragedy
  • Arna Bontemps
  • My most humiliating Jim Crow experience
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Bible
  • Larynx
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Before the anaesthetic, or A real fright
  • Sir John Betjeman
  • Musée des beaux arts
  • The art of healing
  • W.H. Auden
  • A worn path
  • Eudora Welty
  • The doctor who sits at the bedside of a rat sheep
  • Death be not proud
  • Josephine Miles
  • from A few green leaves
  • Barbara Pym
  • Glaucoma
  • Edward Lowbury
  • House calls
  • Leech leech, et cetera
  • Lewis Thomas
  • Do not go gentle into that good night
  • Dylan Thomas
  • John Donne
  • Next day
  • Randall Jarrell
  • Washing your feet
  • John Ciardi
  • The bean eaters
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Coming into the end zone
  • Doris Grumbach
  • Doctor, talk to me
  • Anatole Broyard
  • This living hand, now warm and capable
  • Faith healing
  • Philip Larkin
  • Saba
  • Ferrol Sams
  • Fortitude
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • A man told me the story of his life
  • Grace Paley
  • A correct compassion
  • James Kirkup
  • John Keats
  • X-ray
  • Case history
  • Carnal knowledge
  • Dannie Abse
  • Diabetes
  • The cancer match
  • James Dickey
  • Talking to grief
  • Death psalm : O Lord of mysteries
  • Denise Levertov
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
New, rev., and expanded ed.
Extent
448 p.
Isbn
9780684802558
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
95016111
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32347961
  • (OCoLC)32347961
Label
On doctor[i]ng : stories, poems, essays, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone ; Lois LaCivita Nixon and Delese Wear, editorial assistants
Publication
Note
On t.p. "[i]" appears as a caduceus
Contents
  • The stethoscope song
  • Everything that rises must converge
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • A deathplace
  • L.E. Sissman
  • Mercy
  • Imela
  • Richard Selzer
  • The last decision
  • Maya Angelou
  • A day in the life of an internist
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Richard C. Reynolds
  • from The call of stories
  • Robert Coles
  • Medical ethics and living a life
  • Robert Coles
  • Little elegy : for a child who skipped rope
  • X.J. Kennedy
  • Auden and the liposome
  • Gerald Weissmann
  • Going
  • There's been a death
  • A day in the death
  • Miller Williams
  • One more time
  • Patricia Goedicke
  • The appointment
  • L.J. Schneiderman
  • The five stages of grief
  • Notes from the delivery room
  • Remission
  • Linda Pastan
  • Surgeons must be very careful
  • The house officer's changing world
  • Joseph Hardison
  • On embalming
  • Frank Gonzales-Crussi
  • Gaudeamus igitur
  • Death
  • John Stone
  • the lost baby poem
  • poem to my uterus
  • Lucille Clifton
  • I heard a fly buzz
  • Death of bed
  • Ghassan Kanafani
  • Don't touch the heart
  • Lawrence K. Altman
  • What the doctor said
  • My death
  • Raymond Carver
  • The woman who could not live with her faulty heart
  • Margaret Atwood
  • 35/10
  • "Hope" is the thing with feathers
  • Miscarriage
  • Sharon Olds
  • The knitted glove
  • Good news
  • Jack Coulehan
  • On the subject of doctors
  • James Tate
  • Medicine
  • Alice Walker
  • Mistakes
  • Emily Dickinson
  • David Hilfiker
  • The dawn of wonder
  • Melvin Konner
  • Let's talk about it
  • David Rinaldi
  • What hell is
  • Heather McHugh
  • Suffering
  • Ronald Valdiserri
  • Touching
  • Aphorisms
  • David Hellerstein
  • from My own country
  • Abraham Verghese
  • Invasions
  • Perri Klass
  • Hospital sketchbook : life on the ward through an intern's eyes
  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
  • The son : returning home
  • Jon Mukand
  • We are nighttime travelers
  • Sir William Osler
  • Ethan Canin
  • The curse of Eve
  • It is still a privilege to be a doctor
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Misery
  • A doctor's visit
  • Anton Chekhov
  • "Out, out --"
  • Robert Frost
  • from The summing up
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • The practice
  • The artist
  • Carola Eisenberg
  • Between walls
  • Le médecin malgré lui
  • The birth
  • The last words of my English grandmother
  • The girl with the pimply face
  • The use of force
  • William Carlos Williams
  • A country doctor
  • Franz Kafka
  • The watch
  • Naaman cured of leprosy, 2 Kings 5:1-14 : Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach) 30:14-17 : Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach) 38:1-15
  • Frances Cornford
  • The immortals
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Indian camp
  • Hills like white elephants
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • A summer tragedy
  • Arna Bontemps
  • My most humiliating Jim Crow experience
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Bible
  • Larynx
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Before the anaesthetic, or A real fright
  • Sir John Betjeman
  • Musée des beaux arts
  • The art of healing
  • W.H. Auden
  • A worn path
  • Eudora Welty
  • The doctor who sits at the bedside of a rat sheep
  • Death be not proud
  • Josephine Miles
  • from A few green leaves
  • Barbara Pym
  • Glaucoma
  • Edward Lowbury
  • House calls
  • Leech leech, et cetera
  • Lewis Thomas
  • Do not go gentle into that good night
  • Dylan Thomas
  • John Donne
  • Next day
  • Randall Jarrell
  • Washing your feet
  • John Ciardi
  • The bean eaters
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Coming into the end zone
  • Doris Grumbach
  • Doctor, talk to me
  • Anatole Broyard
  • This living hand, now warm and capable
  • Faith healing
  • Philip Larkin
  • Saba
  • Ferrol Sams
  • Fortitude
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • A man told me the story of his life
  • Grace Paley
  • A correct compassion
  • James Kirkup
  • John Keats
  • X-ray
  • Case history
  • Carnal knowledge
  • Dannie Abse
  • Diabetes
  • The cancer match
  • James Dickey
  • Talking to grief
  • Death psalm : O Lord of mysteries
  • Denise Levertov
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
New, rev., and expanded ed.
Extent
448 p.
Isbn
9780684802558
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
95016111
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32347961
  • (OCoLC)32347961

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