In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine

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"As he explicates and celebrates the possibilities of modern medicine, Dr. Stone remains firmly attached to the humanness of its endeavors....[He] has used his senses well." --New York Times

"This book should be required reading for every person who aspires to be a physician--it makes me proud that I am a doctor." -- Ferrol Sams

In this text, the author, a cardiologist and poet, examines the relationship between the physical heart and the metaphorical heart of literature. He looks at the emotions felt by doctors and by those who seek their help.

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Stone, author of three volumes of poetry-- The Smell of Matches ( LJ 7/72), In All This Rain ( LJ 10/1/89), and Renaming the Streets ( LJ 12/1/85)--is also a teacher, cardiologist, and dean of admissions at Emory University School of Medicine. In 23 essays, Stone touches on the interface between the anatomical and metaphysical hearts in each of us. "Physicians and writers draw upon the same source: the human encounter . . . . In other words, the medical ear must be properly trained to hear stories--a medical history, after all, is a short story." Health sciences librarians will be heartened to encounter the physician who twice writes that he "lit out for" the medical library in his quest for the best patient care. This book contains medicine for everyone and humanism for medicine. Highly recommended.
- James Swanton, Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine Lib., New York
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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