"Medicine in Literature" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Written or other literary works whose subject matter is medical or about the profession of medicine and related areas.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Medicine in Literature" by people in Profiles.
COVID-19, comics, and the visual culture of contagion. Lancet. 2020 10 10; 396(10257):1061-1063.
A modern Prometheus. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct; 42(10):2297-300.
"A sudden lift of wings": Poetry and prose about Alzheimer's disease. Perspect Biol Med. 2011; 54(1):106-14.
Forty years later: the scope of bioethics revisited. Perspect Biol Med. 2010; 53(3):452-7.
Approaches to end-of-life decision-making in the NICU: insights from Dostoevsky's The Grand Inquisitor. J Perinatol. 2006 Jul; 26(7):389-91.
Has the emphasis on autonomy gone too far? Insights from Dostoevsky on parental decisionmaking in the NICU. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2006; 15(2):147-51.
At wit's end: forgiveness, dignity, and the care of the dying. J Gen Intern Med. 2001 May; 16(5):335-8.
"Felix Randal": a poem about medicine. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 1997; 60(2):24-8.
Reading literary theory, reading Ivan Ilych: old wine in new wineskins. Caduceus. 1994; 10(3):161-78.