From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D. celebrates this rich tradition with a collection of fiction and nonfiction by today’s most beloved physician-writers.
These essays and stories illuminate the inner lives of men and women who deal with trauma, illness, mortality, and grief on a daily basis. Read together, they provide a candid, moving, one-of-a-kind glimpse behind the doctor’s mask.
“Writer, M.D. will leave you with much to mull over, long after you have put it down”– newscientist
“Prose at the tip of the scalpel”– nydailynews.com
“This is a book for doctors and patients — that is, the lot of us — to relish” – Thomas Keneally, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler’s Ark
“an inspired collection”
– Editor’s Choice –Chicago Tribune
“Writer, M.D.: The Best Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction by Doctors. This collection includes Dr. Sacks’s “The Lost Mariner,” along with pieces by many of our favorite writers: Pauline Chen, Atul Gawande, Leah Kaminsky, Perri Klass, Robert Jay Lifton, Danielle Ofri, Abraham Verghese, and others.” – Oliver Sacks, http://www.oliversacks.com/dragons-and-doctors/