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The link between poetry and medicine
 

The link between poetry and medicine

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Mentioning poetry and medicine in the same breath may seem strange for doctors. However, the link between poetry and medicine is not something that has just been recently discovered. In fact, in the course of history, the world has seen a number of remarkable physician-poets.
 
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26 Sep 2016 - General
 
“When we read or hear a poem that is truly effective, we feel what the speaker is feeling. We experience an entire immersion of ourselves in another’s consciousness.” -- Do you remember that article about the study showing readers of literary fiction learning empathy from books? This basically explains how poetry and medicine can complement each other. In the quoted statement, it says, feeling what the speaker is feeling. A person who reads literary fiction and poetry, is accustomed to decoding ...
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