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Howard Carter on Oliver Sacks' autobiography On The Move

"Using his journals, correspondence, and memories—as well as his 14 or so books—Sacks has given himself free rein to describe and analyze his long, productive, and unusual life."

Howard Carter on Atul Gawande's book Being Mortal

"A surgeon and an investigator, Gawande draws on his patients, his family, and travels to various hospitals and other caregiving places in order to confront death..."

Rich Ratzan on Edna St Vincent Milay's poem "Lament"

"The poem represents a mother’s terse lament over the death of the father of the two children whom she is addressing..."

Carol Donley on Cortney Davis's When The Nurse Becomes The Patient: A Story in Words and Images

"This deeply moving story in pictures puts us in the patient’s emotional experience..."

Howard Carter on Pulse: More Voices—a Second Anthology

"Almost all are direct, clear, and insightful about illness, medical care, and the many ways that humans may suffer..."

Carol Schilling on Carol Levine's "The Loneliness of the Long-Term Care Giver"

"Powerful and eloquent, reasoned and passionate, “The Loneliness of the Long-Term Care Giver,” first published in 1999, remains a classic essay about the experience of intimate caregiving..."

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  • 166 Visual Art Annotations
  • 2620 Literature Annotations
  • 252 Performing Art Annotations
  • 93 Artists
  • 1670 Authors
  • 141 Keywords