y The Pen and the Stethoscope anthology   short story   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'It is through writing that many doctors have plumbed the depths and richness of their experiences and, in turn, used this to explore their patients' inner lives.

The Pen and the Stethoscope is a unique collection of fiction and non-fiction by doctor-writers that gives us a fascinating look behind the doctor's mask, and gets inside the minds of those who deal with enormous existential issues and traumatic situations on a daily basis.

These stories canvass emotional experiences acutely felt by doctors: an awareness of our mortality, of how humanity interplays with medicine, of the weight of responsibility carried by the profession. They bring into sharp focus, in many cases, the point of view of the patient, illuminating the experience of grief, trauma, illness, and ageing that doctors witness through their work.

With a foreword by Jerome Groopman, contributors include Oliver Sacks, Atul Gawande, Irvin Yalom, Jacinta Halloran, Abraham Verghese, Gabriel Weston, Peter Goldsworthy, John Murray, Robert Jay Lifton, Danielle Ofri, Perri Klass, Nick Earls, Ethan Canin, Sandeep Jauhar, and Leah Kaminsky.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Dedication: For Yohanan, Ella, and Maia Loeffler.
  • Epigraph: Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.

    -Anton Chekhov

Contents

* Contents derived from the Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dog 1, Dog 2, Nick Earls , 1993 single work short story (p. 156-164)
The Duty to Die Cheaply, Peter Goldsworthy , 2000 single work short story (p. 165-176)
Finding Joshua, Jacinta Halloran , 2010 single work short story (p. 177-183)
Tahirih, Leah Kaminsky , 2009 single work short story (p. 184-193)
Communion, John Murray , 2010 single work short story (p. 194-211)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2010 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Jerome Groopman.
      • Publication date: October 2010.
      ISBN: 9781921640735 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 January 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
Untitled N. A. Bourke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 1 2011;

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
Untitled Susan Gorgioski , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 3 no. 2 2011;

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
Off the Shelf : Medicine Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
Off the Shelf : Medicine Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 January 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
Untitled N. A. Bourke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 1 2011;

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
Untitled Susan Gorgioski , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 3 no. 2 2011;

— Review of The Pen and the Stethoscope 2010 anthology short story prose
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