"Oshinsky’s affection for Bellevue as an institution, for its physicians and for its hallowed place in the history of New York City shines throughout making the book both exciting and relevant for the modern reader."
"This is a rich, important, and useful book. It is...refreshing and inspiring to consider human-to-human discourse that honors both patient and caregiver in relationships that are helpful to treatment."
"States of Grace follows Dr. Grace Dammann, a pioneering HIV/AIDS physician, as she navigates life following a catastrophic motor vehicle accident that leaves her severely physically disabled...The film tracks the far-reaching tendrils of trauma and offers a window into what those working in health care rarely get to see: what happens when the patient goes home."
"In the midst of profound suffering from unrelenting sadness and hopelessness, we often turn to novels, poems, movies, art, and music for catharsis and empathy...There are times, however, when relief remains out of reach."
"The author, Samantha Harvey, imagines what it could be like to experience Alzheimer’s dementia from its early stages to the time when there is nothing much left of memories or cognition. She also imagines what it could be like to perceive the onset and progression of one’s own dementia and to intellectualize it."