Thoughts For The Season

Fireworks exploding in the night sky over Newcastle

Commentary by Felice Aull, Ph.D., M.A., editor of this blog and of the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database.

A few thoughts as this blog editor takes a holiday break until after the New Year:

In honor of the season, we post an image of celebration, yet we do this with some ambivalence. When so many in this world are suffering it seems unseemly to engage in celebration. If we are lucky, we have family and friends to provide emotional support in difficult times, and live under governmental systems that are reasonably responsive to the needs of their constituents, but many do not have that luxury. It is the task of medical humanities endeavors to draw attention to injustice and to debate solutions to the persistent problem of man’s inhumanity to man.


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