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Personal Essays

 

 
 

The Kingdom of the Sick: Narrative Medicine Helps Caregivers and Patients Find Meaning in Illness by Sayantani DasGupta, Sarah Lawrence College Magazine

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Holding by Sayantani DasGupta, JAMA - Journal of American Medical Association (2007)

THE BABY HAS TWO SPLINTERS IN HER SUPPLE PALM. ALready, her inflammatory cells have surged into action, and there are angry circles rising around each brown-black shard. She whines miserably, trying to ball her injured appendage into a fist while fending off adults with her good hand.

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The Doctor's Wife by Sayantani DasGupta, Hastings Center Report, Project Muse (2007)

My husband brings his work home. Had he been a butcher, it might have been a prime cut of steak; a mason, a block of limestone. The newspaper reporter brings home fingers covered in ink, and the fishmonger, the smell of the sea. But my husband is an oncologist, so he brings home the dead and dying.

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Home to Hopkins
Behind the scenes of Hopkins, the ABC News series filmed at Johns Hopkins Hospital - where the author learned medicine.
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- The Bhrahmin Ghost
from "The name of this website is secret'

"There is an old man in the coconut tree
He catches bad children will not let them free
Like long white radishes, two teeth hang
His back’s like a drum that no one dare bang..."

     
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