Medicine and Literature: The Doctor's Companion to the Classics, Volume 2

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2004 - Medical - 296 pages
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'When I want to know the real rock-bottom truth about what happens all the time in this doctoring life, what happens to us, and to the folks who bring us their hearts and worries to be heard, that's when I turn, every time, to the novelists, the playwrights, the poets, the essayists, who have given us the sights and sounds, the feel, of all that goes on, minute by minute. What Tolstoy and Chekhov knew, we need to know for ourselves, for our own sakes, as we live out our medical lives.' William Carlos Williams 'The most fundamental of all consulting skills is genuine curiosity about other people, the constant urge to wonder 'Why are they as they are?' We should open our minds to the life of the imagination not just for its entertainment value, but for the mindset of curiosity it engenders in us. Such books as John Salinsky describes in this and his previous volume combine powerful opportunities for our own professional growth with pleasure and recreation too.' Roger Neighbour in his Foreword 'This carefully assembled, wonderfully telling book is a "companion," for sure, a lasting and most helpful one, for the medical travelling that awaits us.' Robert Coles in his Foreword.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
7
Emma by Jane Austen
19
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
35
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
53
MobyDick by Herman Melville
73
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
89
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
105
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
139
The Metamorphosis The Burrow and Josephine the
153
Women in Love by DH Lawrence
177
A Passage to India by EM Forster
205
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
225
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
241
One Hundred Years of Solitude
255
Index
273

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
119

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