I am truly fortunate today … I had an essay published in JAMA entitled “Listening to Leviticus,”
in which I wrote about the emotional turmoil I went through in the process of caring for a wonderful patient with a large goiter who was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Long story short: Everything turns out fine.
As if that wasn’t great enough, the article was picked up by the New York Times Health Blog
and has generated a number of comments. I usually receive two or three comments for each blog post; I’m not used to this much attention.
For those who are interested, I had another essay published in JAMA a few weeks ago entitled, “The Book.”
Thanks for reading these entries! I appreciate your comments and suggestions.
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Congratulations on your multiple publications in JAMA. The Leviticus one was very well written. You have inspired me to submit to them as well. Got any tips to share?
I will probably link to this post and the JAMA article in a upcoming Pallimed post.
- Christian Sinclair
I have to say, the praise is well-deserved. I very much enjoy reading everything you write.
- Rob Lamberts
Both stories are thought-provoking and very well written (as all your writings).
"The Book" really left me puzzled.
- Oystein Horgmo
Congratulations, Bruce, on your fine work. Reminds us that there is a very real human side to our interactions with our patients. Many of us feel as you do but don't have the gift of expressing it so eloquently. Please continue your writing!
- Thomas Kidder, M.D.
I really enjoyed reading your JAMA essay entitled "Listening to Leviticus." Great piece of work!
- Wook Lee