Category Archives: narrative

On Writing–and Rejections

Submitting an article to a journal and having it accepted is always, for me, an energizing experience. Rejections may be harder to take, but my philosophy and practice has always been to wait, think, consider, and resubmit elsewhere. Surely, I … Continue reading

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Letter From My Mother’s Doctor After Her Death: On Knowing the Patient

I came across a letter written by my mother’s physician after her death, post-stroke, and post pulmonary embolism while being med-evaced by air to Seattle (and the ensuing drama and heartache while unexpectedly on the ground in Bismarck, ND, where … Continue reading

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Narratives of medicine or medical narratives?

I have long been fascinated by stories of and from medicine,  and medicine’s patients. This fascination has been since childhood, really, with a respite in late high school and college. Now, I have been writing some of those myself. Regularly, … Continue reading

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Beyond the numbers: experiences with patients and the health care system, part 1

By Jonathan Mayer ********************* This is the first installment of a continuing account of my experiences in medicine and with patients. It will continue periodically as part of epihealth. ********************* My first night working in the ER of the new … Continue reading

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