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The Digressive Doctor 

Rosalind Kaplan, MD

    memoir, essays, narrative medicine

"Doctors are human animals. They want to be loved, they are tribal, they instinctually favor stories over scientific evidence, they make mistakes, and even small gifts make them susceptible to being biased. If we took doctors seriously as human animals, we might hurt them - and they might hurt us - a lot less." - Alice Dreger
"So why does our writing matter?  Because of the spirit, I say.  Because of the heart.  Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation.  They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life:  They feed the soul."- Anne Lamott
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