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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Acknowledgments ix Introduction/ Carl Elliot 1 Dr. Percy's Hold on Medicine/ Robert Coles 9 The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes/ Ross McElwee 16 Why Doctors Make Good Protagonists/ John Lantos 38 From Eye to Ear in Percy's Fiction: Changing the Paradigm for Clinical Medicine/ Martha Montello 46 Prozac and the Existential Novel: Two Therapies/ Carl Elliot 59 Ethics in the Ruins/ David Schiedermayer 70 Walker Percy and Medicine: The Struggle for Recovery in Medical Education/ Richard Martinez 81 Now You are One of Us: Gender, Reversal, and the Good Read/ Laurie Zoloth 96 Inherited Depression, Medicine, and Illness in Walker Percy's Art/ Bertram Wyatt-Brown 112 Pathology Rounds with Dr. Percy: The Modern Malaise, Its Causes and Cure Brock Eide 134 Walker Percy, Reluctant Physician/ Jay Tolson 150 Afterword: Writing and Rewriting Stories/ John Lantos 160 Contributors 163 Index 165
Responsibility: ed. by Carl Elliott and John Lantos.
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