Reading and Discussion Group at DHMC

January through April 2011

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Are you interested in reading and discussing books, poetry or short stories that could impact your personal and professional lives? Join us for fun, and interesting discussions - all DHMC staff and providers are welcome!

Discussions will be facilitated by Suzanne Brown, Professor of English at Dartmouth College. Reading materials will be provided at no cost to participants.

Session 1: Monday, January 31
5:30-7:30pm; Auditorium F
End of Life Care

  • "I Want to Live!," short story by Thom Jones
  • "Letting Go," essay by Atul Gawande 

Session 2: Monday, February 28

5:30-7:30pm; Auditorium F
Spirituality and Medicine

  • "The Enduring Chill," short story by Flannery O'Connor
  • "The Poet of Ignorance," poem by Anne Sexton
  • "A Nervous Breakdown," short story by Anton Chekhov
  • "Winthrop Cohen," essay by Arthur Kleinman 

Session 3: Wednesday, March 23
5:30-7:30pm; Auditorium F
Disease and Identity

  • "The Bear Went Over the Mountain," short story by Alice Munro 

Session 4: Monday, April 11

5:30-7:30pm; Borwell 758W
Mental Illness

  • "A Jury of Her Peers," short story by Susan Glaspell
  • "Living Behind Bars," essay by Nancy Mairs


To register or for more information, email Heather Blunt or call 650-4953 by January 21, 2011. Space is limited - sign up early! First-come, first-served - with preference given to those who can attend all or most sessions.

Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care is a program of the New Hampshire Humanities Council, sponsored at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries.