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Title Doctors afield / edited by Mary G. McCrea Curnen, Howard Spiro and Deborah St. James.

Published New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 1999.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xv, [1], 233 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword / Duffy, Thomas P. -- Preface / Curnen, Mary G. McCrea -- Acknowledgments -- Part I. The Visual Arts -- Sir Roy Calne: Why I Paint -- Ernest Craige: Making the Scene -- Andrea M. Baldeck: Life through the Lens -- Mark H. Swartz: Letting Colors Dance -- Barbara Young: In the Mind's Eye -- Wayne O. South wick: From Bone to Stone -- Part 2. Music -- James J. Cerda: In the Key of Sea -- Alice Levine: The Singing Endocrinologist -- Eli Newberger: Medicine of the Tuba -- F. Norman Vickers: Jazzdoc -- Elaine L. Bearer: Self-Confidence under Siege -- Part 3. Literature -- Rafael Campo: A Prescription for Poetry -- Michael A. LaCombe: Getting Famous -- Carlo Levi: An Antifascist Physician, by Harvey Mandell -- Gertrude Stein: Gertrude Stein and the Ctenophore, by Gerald Weissmann -- Part 4. Astronautics -- William Thornton: The Sky's No Limit -- Part 5. The Spiritual Life -- Ray A. Hammond and Gloria E. White-Hammond: A Ministry of Healing, with Sheila Lennon -- Alan C. Mermann: Looking for the Red Line -- John L. Young: Priest in the Prison -- Part 6. Government and University -- David M. Albala: Backpacking to the Capital -- Andrew W. Nichols: A Doctor in the House -- Nils Oker-Blom: Carving a Niche, in Cells and Bronze, by Teodora Oker-Blom -- Part 7. Collecting -- Harold L. Osher: Afield with Old Maps -- Ira L. Rezak: Mingling Medicine and Medals -- Part 8. Fun and Games -- George W. Naumburg, Jr.: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way... -- A. C. Gilbert: Tycoon of Toys, by Jonathan A. Thomas -- Contributors
Summary "Our intent was to provide a book that would let the everyday practitioner understand that he or she had stories to tell, roads to walk, pictures to paint, tunes to play-and that there is life outside, even after, medicine."-from the prefaceThis book examines the lives of twenty-seven physicians-twenty-one men and six women-who have combined the aim to heal with other pursuits such as art, writing, music, or politics. Their fascinating testimonies illustrate the personal gratification and inspiration that can be gained from integrating medicine with another passionately engaging activity.The book includes a wide array of individuals and interests, from the toymaker A. C. Gilbert and the writer Gertrude Stein to a wine grower, an astronaut, a coin collector, a cabaret singer, and a minister. Most of the stories are told by the principals themselves; the lives of the four deceased subjects are related by others. Although a few physicians tell of giving up medical practice for a new field of endeavor, most attest that the partnership between medicine and another interest has invigorated them and given them new energy to care for and relate to patients.Howard M. Spiro, M.D., professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, and Mary G. McCrea Curnen, M.D., D.P.H., clinical professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine, are director and associate director, respectively, of the Program for Humanities in Medicine. Deborah St. James is manager of editorial services, pharmaceutical division, Bayer Corporation.
Other author Curnen, Mary McCrea.
Spiro, Howard M. (Howard Marget), 1924-
St. James, Deborah.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780300147513 (electronic bk.)
0300147511 (electronic bk.)