Medicine and Literature: The Doctor's Companion to the Classics, Volume 1

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2002 - 236 páginas

'Medicine and Literature' is the doctor's guide to the classics. How can a doctor best understand the emotions and behaviour of his or her patients? An effective and deeply satisfying route is through an appreciation of literature, and the profound understanding its authors have of the human predicament. In this extraordinary and enlightening volume, general practitioner John Salinsky guides the reader through some of the world's finest works. In each chapter he describes a classic novel, short story, play or poem, revealing them to be easily accessible and enjoyable. He shows how parallels can be drawn between characters in literature and in the consulting room. Developed from his long-running column 'Education for Primary care, Dr Salinsky's book give doctors a new perspective on the doctor-patient relationship and provides unique support to communication skills.

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Índice

why should doctors read the classics?
1
A Country Doctor a short story by Franz Kafka
9
A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare
19
Anna Karenin by Lev Tolstoy
29
Postscript by Alistair Stead
37
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
41
Wuthering Heights by Emily Jane Brontë
53
Ulysses by James Joyce
69
Tess of the dUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy
107
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
119
The sonnets of William Shakespeare and John Donne
135
Middlemarch by George Eliot
151
If on a Winters Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
165
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
191
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
207
Serving suggestions for teachers
221

Indian Camp by Ernest Hemingway
83
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
95

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Dr. John Salinsky is a General Practioner in Wembley, Middlesex and Course Organiser at the Whittington Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice.

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