Pulse--Voices from the Heart of Medicine: More Voices: A Second Anthology

Pulse--Voices from the Heart of Medicine: More Voices: A Second Anthology

by Paul Gross, Diane Guernsey


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Every Friday, thousands of readers of Pulse--voices from the heart of medicine (www.pulsemagazine.org) receive a riveting first-person story or poem about health care. Written by patients and doctors, nurses and caregivers, students and mental health professionals, these intimate and beautifully crafted pieces capture the authentic voices of people whose lives have been changed by their healthcare experiences.

Pulse: More Voices is the second published collection of Pulse writing. It contains every story and poem published in Pulse between April 24, 2009 and December 31, 2010, including:

Each Day, Same Story: An intern describes her most compelling patient--the one who drives her crazy.

Late Again: A family physician figures out why he always runs behind.

One More Child Left Behind: A six-year-old has a broken arm, but no one can find a specialist to treat him.

The Resilient Heart: Stabbed in the aorta, a man lives to tell the cheerful tale.

Confessions of a Seventy-Five-Year-Old Drug Addict: A pelvic fracture has unintended consequences.

Perri Klass MD had this to say about Pulse: The First Year, the first collection of Pulse stories poems, in her Journal of the American Medical Association review:

"All of the stories in this book...are told with a kind of urgency; these encounters change lives and mark memories. This collection is in some sense about writing for one's life..."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479309603
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/22/2012
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Paul Gross is founding editor of Pulse--voices from the heart of medicine. A family physician in the Bronx, he is on the faculty at Montefiore's Residency Program in Social Medicine and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He writes about the personal side of medicine, teaches reflective writing to residents and medical students, and conducts writing workshops for health professionals, students and patients.

Diane Guernsey is executive editor of Pulse--voices from the heart of medicine. A former senior editor and longtime contributor at Town & Country Magazine, she now writes about health, medicine and related topics for Consumer Reports and other publications. Diane's career extends to other fields as well. She is a classical pianist, teaching piano and coaching singers at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, and she is also a licensed psychoanalyst.

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