This post links to a selection of moving poetry and short fiction pieces previously featured on Common Sense Family Doctor, mostly republished with permission from the Bellevue Literary Review and Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine. Many thanks to the respective physician-editors of these stellar publications, Danielle Ofri and Paul Gross, for allowing me to share my favorites.
Medicine in Translation by Danielle Ofri
Anatomy Lesson by Nellie Hill
Thanksgiving: Visiting My Brother on the Ward by Peter Schmitt
The Rudeness by Rick Kempa
Cleft by Jon Neher
Having an MRI/Waiting for Laundry by Jan Bottiglieri
Cure by Veneta Masson
Johnny Doe by Yvonne Estrada
Reflections from a Senior Citizen by Dorothy Kligerman
If you enjoy what you read here, please consider subscribing to these literary magazines and/or purchasing their "best of" collections, The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review and Pulse: The First Year.