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CONTRIBUTORS Eric Avery, an artist-prinrmaker who lives in South Texas, received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, in 1974, and subsequently completed his adult psychiatry residency at die New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York Gty. In 1980-81 he worked with refugees in Indonesia and northern Somalia. David Bamard is Assistant Professor (Religion and Psychology) at the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His special interests include illness and the problem of meaning, die patient-physician relationship, and ethical aspects of primary care medicine. Angela Belli is Professor of English at St. John's University in New York Gty. A long-standing interest in literature and medicine has resulted in her participation in the work of professional organizations such as the Society for Health and Human Values and also in the publication in scholarly journals of articles exploring the relations between the two disciplines. Albert Howard Carter, III, teaches literature at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, and is on the clinical faculty, Department of Comprehensive Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida. In 1983-84 he was a visiting scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Rifa Charon is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, where she maintains an active dinical practice in Internal Medicine and is director of "Introduction to the Patient," a required second-year course in medical interviewing. She is also a documentary filmmaker, and in 1982 she participated in an NEH Summer Seminar, "Literary Perspectives on the Qirtical Encounter." Anne Hunsaker Hawkins teaches in the English Department and Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Archetypes of Conversion as well as a number of essays in literature and medicine. jane Marston teaches English at the University of Georgia in Athens. She has published articles on William Dean Howells, John Crowe Ransom, and Flannery O'Connor. David B. Morris, a writer living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has written The Religious Sublime: Christian Poetry and Critical Tradition in Eighteenth-Century England and Alexander Pope: The Genius of Sense. Recent work includes essays on Richard Selzer, Robert Bums, the Marquis de Sade, and the Gothic novel. Eric Rabkin, Professor of English at the University of Michigan, has written and edited numerous books on literary theory and on science fiction and fantasy. He is co-founder of die University's Collegiate Institute for Values and Science. G. S. Rousseau is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of many books and articles, including (in the journal ¡sis) one of the earliest theoretical formulations about literature and medicine. He is serving at près- Contributors 183 ent as die Clark Library Professor within the University of California and has been instrumental in forming a national society devoted to studies in literature and science. Oliver Sacks is Professor of Clinical Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a frequent contributor to die New York Review of Books. His books are Migraine, Awakenings (on which Harold Pinter based his play A Kind of Alaska), A Leg to Stand On, and 77te Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. L. J. Schneiderman, an internist, is Professor of Community and Family Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, Medical School. He is the author of plays, short stories, and the novel Sea Nymphs by the Hour. David H. Smith is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Poynter Center for die Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University. A Fellow of the Institute for Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences, he has taught and written about medical ethics for the past decade, and he spent part of 1980 working in Sir Michael Sobell House, a hospice in Oxford. ...


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