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THE ANATOMY LESSON

The opening sentence of this poem is a direct quote from an anatomy lecture during first year medical school. The entire class of 160 was hunched over their papers scribbling maniacally the entire lecture.  As usual,  I wasn’t taking notes … Continue reading

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A&P

Back in 1975, before the days of mass hybridization, watermelons had seeds. When I worked for a summer at a grocery store in Estes Park Colorado, one of my many tasks involved cutting melons so that the seeds were not … Continue reading

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EXCERPTS FROM A SUICIDE

This is a series of vignettes drawn from a larger unfinished work entitled A Suicide. It is written in the first person.  You might think it is about me  — it’s not.  As a physician and psychiatrist, it is both … Continue reading

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THE ANATOMY LAB

The Chorda Tympani is a small branch of the facial nerve that passes through the middle ear. During first year medical school, my cadaver lab instructor offered a 6-pack of beer to any student who could locate this tiny nerve … Continue reading

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VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

what is a blog without poetry? Theme: so much depends upon a red wheel barrow – glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. . -1-  so important is a red radio flyer – crusted with mud and rust nearby … Continue reading

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