Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Great Regulars: [Rafael] Campo's newest book of poetry,

Alternative Medicine, will be published this fall. "A good poem engulfs us," says Campo, "takes hold of us physically. Its concision and urgency demand the participation of another in order to achieve completeness, to attain full meaning. In these ways, it's not so different from providing the best, most compassionate care to our patients."

Good medicine indeed!

Morbidity and Mortality Rounds

By Rafael Campo (reprinted with permission of author)

Forgive me, body before me, for this.

from Slate: Patients Need Poetry


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