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The Art of Medicine: W.H Auden & Oliver Sachs

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The Art of Medicine: W.H Auden & Oliver Sachs

Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.

- Hippocrates -

The Art of Medicine: W.H Auden & Oliver Sachs

"The poetry of W.H. Auden was among Oliver Sacks's formative books. When the two men eventually became friends in the final years of Auden's life, Dr. Sacks was still a thirty-something neurologist with little more than a weightlifting record under his belt, a long way from becoming the Dante of medicine. Auden became an invaluable mentor as the young writer was honing the singular voice that would later render him the greatest science-storyteller of our time." Maria Popova shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

Author and physician Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen shares a beautiful reflection on the difference between helping, fixing and serving in this passage: Only Service Heals. { more }


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