I waited patiently to cross the road. There were long lines of cars punctuated by occasional motor bikes that do not always follow the rules; the line seemed never-ending.
In February 2022, students enrolled in the Medical Humanities elective at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, met with John Hoffman to discuss Fauci, a 2021 documentary he co-directed with Janet Tobias on the life and work of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
When thinking about these last two years, I can’t help but think of books. Just as with each aspect of our lives, as an avid reader, what I’ve read (or not read), how I’ve read it, and who I’ve read it with has been deeply impacted by the events of 2020.
Some countries in East Asia were already using masks during the SARS epidemic and started using them quickly during the current one. I am struck by the stark differences in the acceptance and use of face masks globally.
The narrative captures a range of emotions following your Covid-19 vaccination. There is a dual sense of relief and ephemerality as you sit in the hospital’s waiting room for the fifteen-minute post-vaccination period. You reflect on your patients, illness, mortality, and the hope that the vaccine affords. What was unusual about these fifteen minutes? What made this period reflective?
The Betrothed, a novel written by Alessandro Manzoni and first published in 1827, is an expression of the author’s interest in early seventeenth-century Italian history in the form of an accurate, literary explication of historical events, religious life, and social structures in the northern regions of the country at that time.
May evenings in Mumbai, India are hot and sticky. You are always drenched in sweat and the wet heat is decidedly uncomfortable. Ceiling fans make ineffectual attempts to dissipate the enervating heat.
On September 23rd, 2019, the Masters Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine hosted a film screening of a recent documentary, Survivors, which chronicles the efforts of West African communities to contain the rapidly spreading and highly lethal Ebola virus outbreak which began in late 2013.
The LitMed Database is one of the treasures of our medical center. Created and nurtured by two former faculty members—Felice Aull (Ph. D.) and her late husband Martin Nachbar (M.D.)— it quickly became the gold standard for teaching and scholarship in the then infant field of medical humanities.