Frost's poem, "Out, Out", powerfully evokes this senseless madness that we see daily in the ED and in the ICU
The Ballad of Eric's Prostate starts with an unusual finding hidden inside a patient's jocks...
The ‘Little Willy‘ is a genre of short poems with an obscure origin but almost certainly inspired by, or inspired, the ‘Ruthless Rhymes‘ of ‘Harry’ Graham.
Glenn Colquhoun writes poetry on some of the days he doesn't want to be a doctor. His book '‘Playing God’' is well worth reading and includes 'When I Am In Doubt - A Poem for Surgeons'
William Ernest Henley's life as a child and young man was ravaged by the disease John Bunyan called the 'captain of all these men of Death'
'Today I do not want to be a doctor' is a poem by my favorite South Auckland-born medical poet, Glenn Colquhoun. Published in 'Playing God: Poems About Medicine'
Know syphilis in all its manifestations and relations, and all other things clinical will be added unto you
'Tired and afraid' is a poem that could be about any one of a number of patients I have met over the past few years. But its not. It's about a man I recently met whose words are hard to forget. I doubt I was of much help.
No matter the nature of your afflictions, Henley's poem 'Invictus' will cover you in a shroud of invincibility and infuse you with an unconquerable spirit...