Throughout the semester in Dr. Tuthill’s Medical Visions in Literature course, we have read literature ranging from the Hippocratic Writings, to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” to Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” to Gunther’s memoir about his son Johnny in “Death Be Not Proud,” … Continue reading
Of all of the literature that I read in this class, “Wit” by Margaret Edson stands out in my mind as the work that evoked the most emotion, made me laugh out loud, and allowed me to gain a new … Continue reading
I feel that doctors who choose to sacrifice their time in commercial settings to travel to areas with a greater need for medical help demonstrate the true essence of what it means to be a doctor.
Some criticize the work of John Gunther’s “Death Be Not Proud.” They say that there is too much raw emotion and that he wrote it too soon after Johnny passed away. They say that Gunther’s portrayal of Johnny is of … Continue reading
John Gunther’s work “Death Be Not Proud,” a memoir about the death of his son Johnny caused by a brain tumor, is not light reading. For some reason, I chose to read this memoir during high school for a “leisurely” … Continue reading
The Life of a Hand The hand is the initial contact place where a mother holds her child for the first time. The hand is the support that the child uses when he is beginning to take his first steps … Continue reading
We hear what is said, but do we listen to what is said? Are words necessary to listen? When you are listening, are you listening to what is being said or the words that go unspoken? Suddenly I understand, on … Continue reading