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About: Jerald Winakur

Jerald Winakur practiced internal and geriatric medicine in San Antonio, Texas, for 36 years. He is currently a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center and associate faculty at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, where he helps teach the core medical curriculum in ethics and professionalism. His medical humanities elective, “Medicine Through Literature,” encourages narrative thinking and reflective writing skills in medical students. Winakur’s first book, Memory Lessons: A Doctor’s Story (2009), chronicled his life in medicine and the long passage he took with his father as he descended into Alzheimer’s. His regular column on aging, Meditations on Geriatric Medicine, appears quarterly in Caring for the Ages. He lectures widely on ethical caregiving in aging America.

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