Monthly Archives: March 2011

Airport Connections

Airport Connections

I ducked into the ladies' room at La Guardia Airport in New York for a pitstop before boarding my flight. Inside I encountered a housekeeper washing the floors. She flashed me a broad smile. "Doctora," she said, and then hesitated. I could see that she was waiting for a response. "Recuerdame?"

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Maladies, Remedies, and Anthologies

Maladies, Remedies, and Anthologies

The urge to anthologize seems to be one of those primordial drives, nestled in our genomes alongside the compulsions to eat heartily, imbibe lustily, and slaughter enemies willfully. Or at least that’s how the Greeks appear to have experienced it.

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Chekhov and Public Health

Chekhov and Public Health

At first glance, it might seem odd that a public health journal would initiate a section about arts and humanities. Public health, after all, deals with populations; it eschews the individual except as it forms one of a group. The creative arts, however, deal almost exclusively with individuals. Literature, in particular, always has a protagonist,…

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