May 2009

July 1st–excerpt from “Singular Intimacies”

“It suddenly dawned on me that I’d never had a lecture in medical school on how to tell if someone is dead.” Read more

Alistair Cooke; Childhood Malapropism

(Just for fun, here’s my first ever ‘publication’ in the New York Times: a letter I wrote while as a medical student, after the death of a PBS icon of my childhood.) New York Times Dec 13, 1992 To the Editor: Reading John J. O’Connor’s tribute to Alistair Cooke, “An Icon in an Armchair Makes a Gracious … Read more

Books by Danielle Ofri

  • what-patients-say-what-doctors-hear-cover
  • singular-intimacies-cover
  • incidental-findings-cover
  • medicine-in-translation-cover
  • intensive-care-cover
  • what-doctors-feel-cover
  • bellevue-cover