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.
Cell2Soul—first the online journal, later the blog—was originally conceived by the editors in part to be a venue where struggling writers, artists and photographers could see their creative compositions appear in electronic print. For decades, perhaps centuries, much artistic talent never saw the light of publishing day; mostly because the industry scrutinized what went into print—and was highly particular in its selections.
Here is my humble tribute to those myriad unknown writers, poets and artists down through the decades. >>more
Brian T. Maurer has practiced pediatrics as a Physician Assistant for thirty years. His "Marginal Notes" column appears periodically in the Cell2Soul Blog. The title "Marginal Notes" is taken from a quote by Henry David Thoreau: "I love a broad margin to my life."
Shannon Brownlee, a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, gave two important talks at Williams College on October 10, 2007. Her visit was sponsored by the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Brownlee's stories,
essays, and opinion pieces about medicine and health care have appeared
in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times
Magazine, The New Republic, Slate, Time, Discover, BusinessWeek,
Washington Monthly, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The
Cell 2 Soul is a quarterly online journal that celebrates and explores the many meanings of health and "dis-ease." It draws on the arts, the social sciences and the biological sciences. Rather than being an "expert system," it is designed to be a locus where professionals, patients and their families can meet on a level playing field. The journal provides us all with an opportunity to learn from each other as well as to teach. The C2S blog is a natural outgrowth of C2S journal.
Please visit Cell 2 Soul for inspiration and enlightenment. We welcome your submissions as well. The Spring 2007 Issue will appear ~ April First (no kidding!)
“The physician enjoys a wonderful opportunity actually to witnessthe words being born. Their actual colors and shapes are laid before him carrying their tiny burdens which he is privileged to take into his care with their unspoiled newness.He may see the difficulty with which they have been born and what they are destined to do.No one else is present but the speaker and ourselves; we have been the words’ very parents.Nothing is more moving.”
Cell 2 Soul is a free. quarterly online journal that was first published in the winter of 2005. Over the past two years, it has developed a following and the editors have decided to add this blog to allow more rapid publication of the pieces we receive. We encourage our readers to submit pieces to the blog and to join as editors. Please write to us if you are interested.
Cell 2 Soul will remaln online and new issues will be published at regular intervals.