How close is close? How intimate can humans be when not lovers? How deeply can we feel the human condition? One human’s condition?
Physicians confront such questions daily, struggle with them, are astonished by them.
We asked authors as well as visual artists for work that might illuminate the answers. The resulting collection gives voice to the body and shape to its language.
Stories in this essay:
Magnify and Simplify
The Stethoscope Replies
Image: Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Denman W. Ross, Class of 1875/1936.153.174/Department of Drawings, Division of European and American Art