Teaching literature and medicine

@inproceedings{Hardman2002TeachingLA,
  title={Teaching literature and medicine},
  author={Malcolm Hardman and Anne Hunsaker Hawkins and Marilyn Chandler McEntyre},
  year={2002}
}
Both the actualities and the metaphorical possibilities of illness and medicine abound in literature: from the presence of tuberculosis in Franz Kafka's fiction or childbed fever in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to disease in Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" or in Harold Pinter's "A Kind of Alaska"; from the stories of Anton Chekhov and of William Carlos Williams, both doctors, to the poetry of nurses derived from their contrasting experiences. These are just a few examples of the cross… CONTINUE READING

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