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

Author: Carl Elliott; John D Lantos
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999.
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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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Last physician.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607375193
Named Person: Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy; Walker Percy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Elliott; John D Lantos
ISBN: 0822323362 9780822323365 0822323699 9780822323693
OCLC Number: 40813329
Description: vii, 167 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Dr. Percy's hold on medicine / Robert Coles --
The act of seeing with one's own eyes / Ross McElwee --
Why doctors make good protagonists / John Lantos --
From eye to ear in Percy fiction: changing the paradigm for clinical medicine / Martha Montello --
Prozac and the existential novel: two therapies / Carl Elliott --
Ethics in the ruins / David Schiedermayer --
Walker Percy and medicine: the struggle for recovery in medical education / Richard Martinez --
Now you are one of us: gender, reversal, and the good read / Laurie Zoloth --
Inherited depression, medicine, and illness in Walker Percy's art / Bertram Wyatt-Brown --
Pathology rounds with Dr. Percy: the modern malaise, its causes and cure / Brock Eide --
Walker Percy, reluctant physician / Jay Tolson --
Afterword: writing and rewriting stories / John Lantos.
Responsibility: edited by Carl Elliott and John Lantos.
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