From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D., edited by Leah Kaminsky, celebrates this rich tradition with a collection of fiction and nonfiction by today’s most beloved physician-writers, including Abraham Verghese, Pauline Chen, Atul Gawande, Danielle Ofri, and Ethan Canin.
These essays and stories illuminate the inner lives of men and women who deal with trauma, illness, mortality, and grief on a daily basis. Read together, they provide a candid, moving, one-of-a-kind glimpse behind the doctor’s mask. Click to read an excerpt and to view the complete table of contents.
Praise for Writer, M.D.:
“This is a book for doctors and patients—that is, the lot of us—to relish.”
—Thomas Keneally, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler’s Ark