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Author Archive: Lucy Bruell

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03/23/2017

Reading Lolita in Residency

Howard Trachtman, MD Department of Pediatrics NYU School of Medicine Throughout history, reading books has often been viewed with deep suspicion by figures in authority. The Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola collected and publically burned thousands of objects including books on February 7, 1497 in Florence, Italy, an infamous episode that […]

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02/22/2017

The Knick by Gregory Clark

"The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same" When I first watched The Knick two years ago, it seemed like a show about the past and the rapid pace of medical discoveries in the early days of modern medicine, before antibiotics, when patients were still brought into the […]

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01/27/2017

Posthumous Portraiture Exhibit at the Folk Art Museum

By Gabriel Redel-Traub There is something eerie about walking into the Folk Art Museum's posthumous portraiture exhibit. The last line of the introductory panel to the exhibit reads: "We cannot help but hear them whisper 'remember me.'" This sentiment rings true. The exhibit is split into three rooms and filled […]

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01/27/2017

Join Us for a Conversation With Samuel Shem

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10/06/2016

The Art of Memory: A Performance of Poetry and Prose from the Bellevue Literary Review

The Division of Medical Humanities presents: The Art of Memory: A Performance of Poetry and Prose from the Bellevue Literary Review Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 6pm NYU Langone Medical Center, Alumni Hall B Auditorium More information: info@BLReview.org | 212-263-3973 | www.BLReview.org The BLR is a journal of humanity and […]

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07/26/2016

Learning Empathy through Chekhov

Guy Glass, MD, MFA, Clinical Assistant Professor Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics Stony Brook School of Medicine I am a psychiatrist who writes plays and has several professional productions and published plays to my credit. Having recently earned an MFA in theater from Stony Brook University, I […]

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07/20/2016

Richard Selzer and Ten Terrific Tales

Richard Selzer and Ten Terrific Tales by Tony Miksanek, MD Family Physician and Author, Raining Stethoscopes If there were a Medical Humanities Hall of Fame, physician-writer Richard Selzer (1928-2016) would be a first-ballot selection. And likely by a unanimous vote. The diminutive doctor had a very large presence in the […]

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05/05/2016

Rx: Literature | A Reading to Celebrate Bellevue Literary Review’s 30th Issue

PLEASE JOIN US Monday, May 16th | 6pm Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Avenue at 28th St. - Chapel Hall Our readers: Sonni Aun had the great fortune of growing up all over the world and is now a painter and writer in New York City. She holds a BA in […]

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03/29/2016

NYU Center for Humanities Event Imagining Illness: Pulitzer Prize Winners on Truth and Fact in Narrative David Oshinsky and Paul Harding

By J. Russell Teagarden On a recent winter's evening, Pulitzer Prize winners David Oshinsky and Paul Harding appeared together at the NYU Center for Humanities in an event cosponsored by the NYU Division of Medical Humanities and the Bellevue Literary Press. Erika Goldman, the publisher and editorial director of the […]

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03/23/2016

Cortney Davis – When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images

NYU Langone Medical Center welcomed author/painter Cortney Davis to the Smilow gallery for the opening of "When the Nurse Becomes a Patient." Laura Ferguson's interview with Ms. Davis appears here. Exhibition presented at the NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery by the Art Program and Collection. Photo: Art Program and […]

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