Good writing AND bad writing
“While a new intern …” Sentence logic
“None of us … we …” speaking for group.
“of fact and fiction” – why fiction? – BAD?
“A moveable feast” reference – BAD?
“the secret and the meaning of life” – BAD?
Pressure of “living up to” illustrious past?
The body’s “sheer consistency eluded the changefulness our formulas presupposed” – Logic?
Effect of studying anatomy on how you look at people?
Dissection as a cathartic experience!
/ sadness … “abusing what used to be the substance of a person … the sacred province of a life” >>> “All of us, I think, felt a growing sense of guilt”
Tumours – “taken us beyond the realm of the abstract … personified” – a story.
“what governs the fate of the human body politic” – BADly chosen images
asking questions that have no answers …
(ROSE-TINTED view of all the classes, nostalgitis.)
Literature & Medicine
“The experience was worth more than a hundred lectures.”
SIDES with patient! “It was as if he had won a contest with the professor. Patients so often seem ilke underdogs… I instinctively sensed a need to take their side.”
Taking themselves too seriously …
Is it believable?