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.
Daniella Lamas was an intern when she met a young man with terminal heart failure on I.C.U. rounds. Through Facebook she learned "[h]e was 'single,' and he liked Radiohead
and Tom Clancy.
He’d been sending upbeat status updates from the I.C.U.; to read them,
you’d never know he was so sick, but to me they were missives from a
Her essay, Friend Request, is as moving as any I've read. I know you will appreciate it.
Osler wrote: "The pupil and the teacher working together on the same
lines, only one a little ahead of the other. This is the ideal towards
which we should move." Daniela Lamas, medical intern, with this essay is the professor for all of us: her colleagues, professionals and laypeople alike.