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Author Archive: Lucy Bruell

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08/26/2014

Medical Humanities – Initiating the Journey at Xavier University School of Medicine

Dr P. Ravi Shankar has been facilitating medical humanities sessions for over eight years, first in Nepal and currently in Aruba in the Dutch Caribbean. He has a keen interest in and has written extensively on the subject. He has previously written several pieces for the Literature, Arts, and Medicine blog.
I have always enjoyed facilitating [...]

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07/16/2014

Reading the Body: Live!

Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor, Bellevue Literary Review
Not many literary evenings are divided into sections on “Dissection,” “Bone,” “Brain,” “HEENT,” and “Heart,” but then again, it’s not often that the readings are selected to complement Frank Netter’s iconic illustrations. This past spring, the Bellevue Literary Review (BLR), a journal published by NYU School of Medicine, [...]

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06/23/2014

Two Doctors, Two Generations: Q&A with Dr. Barron Lerner

On May 6, 2014, Barron Lerner, MD, PhD, kicked off the Lerner Lectureship series with a talk that explored the evolution of medical ethics through the lens of his father’s and his own practice of medicine. Dr. Lerner’s father, Phillip I. Lerner, MD, was “a revered clinician, teacher and researcher who always put his patients [...]

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04/14/2014

Visualizing Empathy: An interview with Laura Ferguson

Artist Laura Ferguson developed a lifelong passion for drawing the body, both inside and out, as a child when she was bedridden with scoliosis. Five years ago she created an Art and Anatomy seminar in the Masters Scholars program, as part of an artist residency at NYU SOM.

The class, which includes medical students, faculty [...]

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11/27/2012

The Social Construction of Cancer – Part 3

Editor’s Note: This is the third of four installments from guest blogger Dwai Banerjee, a doctoral candidate in NYU’s department of social anthropology. Images illustrated by Amy Potter, courtesy of Cansupport.
Part III
In a later visit with the homecare teams, I met Rajesh – a 29-year-old man who has been battling cancer since his teenage years. [...]

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11/14/2012

The Social Construction of Cancer – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second of four installments from guest blogger Dwai Banerjee, a doctoral candidate in NYU’s department of social anthropology. Images illustrated by Amy Potter, courtesy of Cansupport.
Part II
However, at this point, Shambu and Rohini’s story took a sharp turn. The palliative care team I was visiting with discovered that, partly because [...]

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11/02/2012

The Social Constructions of Cancer

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four installments from guest blogger Dwai Banerjee, a doctoral candidate in NYU’s department of social anthropology. Images illustrated by Amy Potter, courtesy of Cansupport.
Introduction
The contemporary landscape of healthcare in Delhi inspires very little confidence. The lack of public insurance, scarcity of resources and rising cost of care [...]

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08/15/2012

Island Time

As one might expect, much of medical training occurs in the inpatient setting. Teaching hospitals, brimming with an elaborate hierarchy of trainees and supervisors, offer a critical mass of patients and pathology. Typically these patients present with exceptionally complex histories and comorbidities enriching the substrate of the teaching environment. Counter-intuitively, most doctors do not work [...]

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12/21/2011

MyRightSelf

Arthur Robinson Williams is a PGY2 Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University. He earned his M.D. and a Master in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Center for Bioethics. Williams studied photography at Princeton University with Emmet Gowin, Mary Berridge, and Lois Conner. His work, sponsored by [...]

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