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Selected Poems on Medical Practice and Other Life Events (Death, Trauma, Culture, Identity Crisis and Dilemmas of Consciousness)



And What Can Really Be Controlled in Life?
23/6/12, on approach to Boston Logan

On approach to Boston | July 23, 2012
From the unpublished collection: New (Zealand) Enthusiasms
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Correspondence
Mission Bay Café, Auckland, New Zealand | May 3, 2011
From the unpublished collection: New (Zealand) Enthusiasms
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Boxing Day
Wyuna Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand | December 26, 2010
From the unpublished collection: New (Zealand) Enthusiasms
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Body Electric   I Remember
(Dedicated to Samuel Shem)

Originally published in Body Electric, Journal of the Medical Humanities, Volume XV, University of Illinois Chicago | 1999

From the unpublished collection:
You Let Your Magic Tortoise Go


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The Turning Point
From the unpublished collection: You Let Your Magic Tortoise Go
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This poem is not about a man whose hand is stuck in the elevator door
From the unpublished collection: You Let Your Magic Tortoise Go
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You Let Your Magic Tortoise Go
From the unpublished collection: You Let Your Magic Tortoise Go
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Did You Hear?
Omaha, Nebraska | April 6, 1997
From the unpublished collection: These Vicissitudes of the Epithelium
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The Dangers of Reading Poetry
Chicago
From the unpublished collection: These Vicissitudes of the Epithelium
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These Vicissitudes of the Epithelium
From the unpublished collection:These Vicissitudes of the Epithelium
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Holding Together
From the unpublished collection:These Vicissitudes of the Epithelium
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Welcome to the Festival of Death
1996
From the unpublished collection:These Vicissitudes of the Epithelium
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To Grandmother's House We Go
1996
From the unpublished collection: Allergic to the Earth and Other Tales of Bodily Decay
Originally from the unpublishable: Notes For the Analysis of the Transference
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I'm tired of omeprazole and all the other cytochrome p450 substrates, inhibitors and inducers
Darin's apartment in Boston | October 7, 1995
Unpublished
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Neurobehavioral Aspects of HIV-1 Infection
1994
Unpublished
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it is 4 AM
1993-1994
Unpublished
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it is internship year
1993
Published in Re-humanizing Medicine: A Holistic Framework for Transforming Your Self, Your Practice, and the Culture of Medicine, David Kopacz, Ayni Books | 2013
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Mr. Gonzalez Lay Living
1993
Unpublished
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Memory Is a Poor Monument
1992
Unpublished
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Body Electric   I stare out
January 27, 1992

Originally published in Body Electric, Journal of the Medical Humanities, Volume IX | 1993

Reprinted with permission in Hippocrates: Health and Medicine for Physicians | 1993

Reprinted with permission in “Songs of Innocence and Experience: Student's Poems about Their Medical Education,” Poirier, S, Ahrens, W, and Brauner, D, Academic Medicine | 1998

Reprinted with permission in Body Electric, Journal of the Medical Humanities, Volume XV, University of Illinois Chicago | 1999

Reprinted with permission in Body Electric, Journal of the Medical Humanities, Twentieth Anniversary issue | 2005

Reprinted with permission in The Inner World of Medical Students: Listening to Their Voices in Poetry, by Johanna Shapiro, Ph.D., Radcliffe Publishing | 2009

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The Inner World of Medical Students

  The Inner World of Medical Students
by Ph.D. Shapiro Johanna
Radcliffe Medical PR; 1 edition | July 2009
ISBN-10: 1857757521 | ISBN-13: 978-1857757521

The Inner World of Medical Students features David's poem "I stare out."

Until now, no systematic examination of the links between medical education, the students, their poetry and the meanings that can be gleaned from these writings has been published.

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Body Electric Twentieth Anniversary Issue The Inner World of Medical Students Body Electric: Twentieth Anniversary Issue
1985-2005
The Department of Medical Education | Spring, 2005
University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago.

Hard copies may be obtained by writing the Assistant in Medical Humanities, Department of Medical Education (MC 591), University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 S. Wood St., Chicago, Illinois 60612-7309 or by calling (312) 996-6738.




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