Know syphilis in all its manifestations and relations, and all other things clinical will be added unto you
Robert Southey (1834-1899) wrote the original Goldilocks tale and was Britain’s Poet Laureate for over 30 years. “The Surgeon’s Warning” is his comically macabre poem that tells the tale of the last moments of a dying surgeon, who fears he will not be allowed his eternal rest, and what happens after his death. The poem […]
I like to see doctors cough.What kind of human beingwould grab all your moneyjust when you’re down?I’m not saying they enjoy this:“Sorry, Mr. Rodriguez, that’s it,no hope! You might as wellhand over your wallet.” Hell no,they’d rather be playing golfand swapping jokes about our feet. Some of them smoke marijuanaand are alcoholics, and their moralturpitude […]
‘The Stethoscope Song’ is a poem written in 1848 by American physician, essayist, and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes.
‘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…
A “trainee-spotting” poem by manick: Choose medicine.
Medical Student and Poet Sanaah Sultan took the stage by storm at SMACC. Activist. Future pre-hospitalist. In her heart, in Kashmir, always in Kashmir.
I can’t escape its screeching cries, Its siren serpents scorching eyes. It draws me deep into the neath, Below the wretches of the heath. Abducted from the cool fresh air, By a Sissyphean stair Whose relentless rapen churning crime Vaults me within the Morden line. Out of mind and out of sight The permeating tunnelled […]
As I stand over this: Screaming human? Patchwork Scarred Scared Amphetamine fuelled Pulsing rage, With a syringe of midazolam -fantazaslam! Invoking the Mental Health Act, As if I believe in it -The gospel according to psychiatry I realise this does not rest easy Beside the mumbled Greek of Hippocrates, Sworn in a marbled hall in […]