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[Perspectives] A literary pain scale

13 Jan 2018

As an English professor, I often teach classes that examine how medical institutions, medical science, and medical practitioners appear in literature. Again and again, as students read plays, novels, non-fiction, and essays, they take note of the language gap between physicians and patients—the gap in how doctors discuss disease or disorder and how patients represent the experience of illness.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet