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The last physician : Walker Percy and the moral life of medecine

Author: Carl Elliott; John Lantos
Publisher: Durham (N.C.) ; London : Duke university press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Walker Percy brought to his novels the perspective of both a doctor and a patient. This collection of essays explores not only Percy's connections to medicine but also the under-appreciated impact  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [études diverses]
Named Person: Walker Percy; Walker Percy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Elliott; John Lantos
ISBN: 0822323362 9780822323365
OCLC Number: 469667269
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: VII-167 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: CONTENTS Dr Percy's Hold on Medicine Robert Coles, Harvard University The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes Ross McElwee, Harvard University Walker Percy and Medicine: The Struggle for Recovery in Medical Education Richard Martinez, University of Colorado Why Doctors Make Good Protagonists John Lantos, University of Chicago Stories of General Practice David Schiedermayer, Medical College of Wisconsin Inherited Depression. Medicine and Illness in Walker Percy's Art Bertram Wyatt-Brown, University of Florida Prozac and the Existential Novel: Two Therapies Carl Elliott, University of Minnesota From Eye to Ear in Percy's Fiction: Changing the Paradigm for Clinical Medicine Martha Montello, Kansas University Pathology Rounds with Dr Percy: The Modern Malaise, its Causes and Cure Brock Eide, Committee on Social Thought Walker Percy: Reluctant Physician Jay Tolson Afterword John Lantos, University of Chicago
Responsibility: ed. by Carl Elliott and John Lantos.
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"For Walker Percy's fans and for readers who are just discovering his work, The Last Physician provides an explanation for why his stories were so seminal in the maturation of many an adult and many Read more...

 
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