MEDICINE, TRAINING, DOCTORS, HOSPITALS

Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures  (‘How to Get into Medical School Part 1’) – fiction

Stephen A. Hoffman’s Under the Ether Dome (Chapter 1 ‘Medical School’) – non-fiction

Johnathan Kaplan’s The Dressing Station (extracts) – non-fiction

Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Country Doctor’s Notebook (‘The Speckled Rash’) – fiction

Ian McEwan’s Saturday (extracts) – fiction

Samuel Shem’s The House of God (extracts) – fiction

Philip Roth’s Anatomy Lesson (extracts) – fiction

MATERNITY & OBSTETRICS

Rachel Cusk’s A Life’s Work (‘Forty Weeks’) – a non-fiction, ‘patient’ perspective

Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures  (‘An Insistent Tide’) – a fiction, patient perspective

PAEDIATRICS

Lorrie Moore’s ‘People Like That Are the Only People Here’ from Birds of America  – a fictional, patient perspective

William Carlos Williams’ ‘The Girl with a Pimply Face’, ‘The Use of Force’, ‘Jean Beicke’ from Doctor Stories – a fiction, doctor perspective

COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY

John Berger’s A Fortunate Man  – a non-fiction, third-party perspective

JD O’Connor ‘Doctor in the Dales’ – a non-fiction, doctor perspective

Carlo Levi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli (extracts) – a non-fiction, doctor perspective

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera (extract) – a fiction, third-party perspective

CANCER

Barbara Ehrehreich’s Smile Or Die (‘The Bright Side of Cancer’) – a non-fiction, patient perspective

Sophie Petit-Zeman’s Doctor, what’s wrong? (extracts) – a fiction, third-party perspective

Lia Mills’ In Your Face (extracts) – a non-fiction, patient perspective

Paul Zweig’s Departures (extracts) – a non-fiction, patient perspective

DEATH

Sherwin B. Nuland’s How We Die (‘Doors to Death of the Aged’) – a non-fiction perspective

Joyce Carol Oates’ ‘Angel of Mercy’ from The Female of the Species – fiction

Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych – fiction

PSYCHIATRY & DIALOGUE

Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture (extracts) – a non-fiction perspective on both doctor and patient

Oliver Sacks ‘An Interview’

Paul Valéry’s ‘Socrates and his Physician’ (extract) – fiction

Herman Broch The Death of Virgil (extract) – fiction

MAJORITY WORLD & MINORITY LIVES

Dave Eggers’ What is the What? (extracts) – fiction

Donnacha Rynne’s Being Donnacha (extacts) – non-fiction

Jean-Dominique Bauby’s The Diving Bell & the Butterfly (extracts) – non-fiction

POETRY

Work from poets including Patrick Kavanagh, Núala Ní Dhómhnaill, Anne Sexton, Nessa O’Mahony, John Stone, and Philip Casey

THEORY

Petr Skrabanek and James McCormick’s Follies and Fallacies in Modern Medicine

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