Poetry

The Valkyrie

August 13, 2020

Wake up, arise from the fog, and face a new post-op day.

The Air in Front of Him

August 13, 2020

When all else fails, fly.

Creativity and Psychiatry: Leonard Bernstein

August 11, 2020

The musical prodigy is believed to have had a hyperthymic temperament, but he was also vulnerable to sweeping bouts of depression and guilt. Psychiatrist and virtuoso Richard Kogan, MD, puts music to storytelling, to explain the phenomenon of genius.

The Hard-Working Immigrant

August 11, 2020

We come for freedom and the chance to live the American dream.

Slivers of Hope: Maxine Kumin

August 10, 2020

Let spring training not be a mere memory.

Progress

July 24, 2020

A million doctors on fire, three million scorched nurses beside them, burned out as the flames progress.

Immigrant

June 22, 2020

Grandpa Murray, rags to riches, American big shot, the man who dreamt even bigger for his first grandson when he placed a doctor’s bag in my crib . . . the proudest man at my med school graduation.

Chocolate-Flavored PTSD

June 05, 2020

Frank A. Clark, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville, SC, presents a timely slice of poetic history.

Runner’s Paradox

June 05, 2020

Fangs dripping of bigotry hasten to attack human black deer. Such is a line in the work of this African American psychiatrist.

Coughs That Echo Across the World

June 05, 2020

Drama for the day, the telephone rings, spring blossoms, senior year is sad, Mother Earth takes revenge, praying for Sully to land us on the Hudson . . .