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Experiences of a Disabled Physician in Medicine
Poetry
5.5 x 8.5, 80 pp.
Pub Date: 04/29/2013
  paper
Price:        $8.95

978-1-937875-01-5

Published by Texas Review Press
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Experiences of a Disabled Physician in Medicine

Beryl Lawn

These short, accessible poems describe the experiences of the author as a practicing internist and (later) psychiatrist. Some allude to the responses of patients to a physician with an obvious physical disability. Others describe the reactions of patients to illness, injury, and death.

Some of the poems are funny, some angry, some sad. Reading them has been likened to eating potato chips: “You can’t eat just one.”

BERYL LAWN, born in Cleveland, Ohio, spent her early childhood in College Station, Texas. When she was nine, her father joined the foreign service, and until she began college (at the University of Pennsylvania) she lived outside the United States. Prior to starting Temple Medical School she was involved in a crime-related incident, sustained a spinal-cord injury, and became a paraplegic. Her subsequent life (medical school, postgraduate training, medical practice, marriage) has been spent in a wheelchair. Author is now living in Temple, Texas.

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