The Pen and the Stethoscope

The Pen and the Stethoscope


Edited by Leah Kaminsky, Foreword by Jerome E. Groopman

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  • Publisher: Scribe Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 235mm x 18mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 25 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Carlton North
  • ISBN 10: 1921640731
  • ISBN 13: 9781921640735
  • Sales rank: 577,981

Product description

The Pen and the Stethoscope is a unique collection of fiction and non-fiction by doctor - writers that gives us a fascinating look behind the doctor's mask and gets inside the minds of those who deal with enormous existential issues and traumatic situations on a daily basis. It is through writing that many doctors have plumbed the depths and richness of their experience. This book takes a critical look at doctors' close observations on their working life. With a foreword by Jerome Groopman, contributors include Oliver Sacks, Atul Gawande, Irvin Yalom, Jacinta Halloran, Peter Goldsworthy, Ethan Canin, Robert Jay Lifton, Danielle Ofri, Perri Klass, Nick Earls, Ethan Canin, Sandeep Jauhar, and Leah Kaminsky.

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Author information

Leah Kaminsky is an award-winning writer and a practicing family physician. She is the author of four books, including "Stitching Things Together, "a collection of poetry. She has studied writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, New York University, and Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is currently at work on her first novel. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Review quote

"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"