The Biologist

Fishbein, Julie Deane

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Poem

Annotated by:
Chen, Irene
Aull, Felice
  • Date of entry: Aug-01-1993


A biologist stays up late into the night studying specimens under a microscope. As he studies, he imagines in the cells' beauty, wondrous mechanisms, and even compares cell division to the agony of birth. When he finishes his work, he encounters his wife and baby "waiting up for [him]" and expresses the same scientific appreciation for these human relationships.

Primary Source

Poetry: A Collection of Poems Written by Medical Students, 1983-1985


Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Place Published

Rootstown, Ohio




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