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.
Al Ross, whose droll cartoons featuring married couples, bar habitués, anthropomorphic animals, philosophizing prisoners, art and publishing world denizens, anachronistic mythological figures and loyal Mets fans appeared in The New Yorker for more than 60 years, died on Thursday in the Bronx. He was 100.
I don’t see why they have to have all those syllables just to say one word. I like older doctors. They seem to talk to you more. Just like you talkin’. Younger doctors seem to be in such a hurry. I had one doctor, used to have to chase him, grab onto his white coat. Flittin’ up and down the hall. You want to ask him somethin’ you have to run him down.
Artist Bio: Alan Blum is a family physician who has been an influential force in the battle against tobacco. As a resident, he founded "Doctors Ought to Care," DOC, a militant physician anti-smoking organization. In creative moments, Dr. Blum sketches his patients and adds their poignant words. His drawings comment powerfully on the patient-physician dyad. We will feature his them every week or so in the "Alan Blum Gallery." You may reach Alan Blum at Email. He will appreciate your comments.