The C2S blog draws on the arts, the social and biological sciences to explore the many meanings of health and "dis-ease." Designed to be a locus where patients, their families and professionals can meet on a level playing field, it is the natural off-shoot of the Cell 2 Soul Online Journal. We encourage the submission of ideas, essays, poems, stories, humor, and timely reviews relating to the humanities and health care.
Mike LaCombe and I would like to invite you to join us at the Osler Library in Montreal for the launch of Osler's Bedside Library: Great writers who inspired a great physician.
OBL is a compendium of the
world's great literature as recommended by William Osler. We have enlisted the energy and insights from thirty-three scholars in the humanities to produce this tome that will introduce you to these "Realms of Gold."
OBL was published by American College of Physicians Press on October 1, 2009 and is available in both hard- and softcover. It addresses "the higher education so much needed today that is not given in the school, is not to be bought in the market place, but has to be wrought out in each of us by himself..." Osler, "Books and Men"
This book will enable you to pursue your personal continuous education.
is Brian T. Maurer's latest collection of vignettes. In it, Maurer captures life in a New England village. "Some of us are on the move; some of us stay put. Some are just starting out, trying their wings, while others are on their last legs, coming home to say good-bye.”
You can order from Lulu.com or directly from Brian for autographed copies.
In three decades of medical practice, Brian T. Maurer has found his patients to be virtuous most of the time—virtuous in the sense that they have taught him much of what he has learned about the art of medicine.