An interview with a visiting historian at my Department of History and Social Medicine at UCSF: http://anthropologyhistorysocialmedicine.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/victoria-sweet-author-of-gods-hotel-talks-about-the-role-on-the-humanities-in-the-medical-training/
What can I say? Surely the author’s dream, a review by Abigail Zuger MD in the NYT’s Science Tuesday:
Here is the link. The interview starts at 17:48 into the hour: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00qwbdp.
“When is a doctor more like a gardener?”
It was a bit nerve-wracking at first, but Michael is a great interviewer, and the call-in was especially challenging and fun: 2012-04-25b-forum.
It was particularly fun to walk around the old Laguna Honda with the photographer and tell him stories while he snapped photos. He especially liked the one about how, when we were digging up the valley where the new hospital was to be built, they kept discovering whiskey bottles, some going back to the early 1900s.
This section seems to be the home for the eccentrics that the English love, and I am proud to be included:
Take a look, and let me know what you think: