Physicians in literature: Emotional approaches to patients.

  title={Physicians in literature: Emotional approaches to patients.},
  author={David Lehman},
  journal={The Journal of medical humanities},
  volume={12 2},
As evidenced in literature, physicians vary in their emotional devotion to patients. John Steinbeck's physicians are aloof. The doctors of William Carlos Williams and Richard Selzer form strong, complicated, emotional attachments to their patients. These attachments allow them to live fuller, more sensuous lives, without interfering with their proper… CONTINUE READING