Fifty Shades of Patients

Fifty Shades of Patients

Art in Medicine: An unexpected link between Rothko and Sickle Cell Anemia, Mir Ali discusses how learning to appreciate Abstract Expressionist art allowed him to understand his patients on a deeper level.

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Has Medicine Mistaken the Finger for the Moon?

Has Medicine Mistaken the Finger for the Moon?

Long Block Reflections: A year as a PCP has shown me some of the amazing things that modern medicine can accomplish, but also changed my perspective on what “health” truly is.

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Edvard Munch and Medicine

Edvard Munch and Medicine

Art in Medicine: Art imitates life, and in this case it helps give clarity into some of the most difficult aspects of medicine.

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The "Absurd” in the Hospital

The "Absurd” in the Hospital

Annals of Night Float: Sometimes to stay sane we have to recognize the absurdity of life.

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Grapes of Medicine

Grapes of Medicine

Literature and Medicine: At the suggestion of a friend, I recently re-read The Grapes of Wrath and I was struck by the similarities between how landowners treated their farmers, and how doctors treat their patients.

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