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What We Bring to the Practice of Medicine

and | Filed under: Health Humanities, Literature & Medicine, Recent Releases, Women’s Studies
What We Bring. Green and Liebowitz.

While men and women physicians face different challenges and bring different historical experiences to the examination table, the history of medicine has been primarily told by men. Doctors Kimberly Greene-Liebowitz and Dana Corriel compile the pieces in this collection to highlight the many topics of concern for women physicians––some of which may be unknown to medical field outsiders. Topics include the physician-patient relationship, mastery of clinical practice, barriers to career advancement and success, and the challenge of balancing a demanding professional life with domestic responsibilities, an issue brought to the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


Inkling, Historian, Soldier, and Brother

| Filed under: French History, Military Service, Recent Releases, Tolkien, Lewis, and Inkling Studies
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Detailing the life of Warren Hamilton Lewis, author Don W. King gives us new insights into the life and mind of Warren’s famous brother, C. S. Lewis, and also demonstrates how Warren’s experiences provide an illuminating window into the events, personalities, and culture of 20th-century England. Inkling, Historian, Soldier, and Brother will appeal to those interested in C. S. Lewis and British social and cultural history.

 


The Lion’s Country

| Filed under: Literature & Literary Criticism, Recent Releases, Religion, Tolkien, Lewis, and Inkling Studies
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Drawing on C. S. Lewis’s essays, sermons, and fiction, The Lion’s Country offers a comprehensive exploration of Lewis’s understanding of reality—important, Charlie W. Starr argues, to more fully understand Lewis’s writing but also to challenge and inform our own thought about what constitutes the Real.

 


Letters to Lizzie

| Filed under: Civil War Era, History, Interpreting the Civil War: Texts and Contexts, Recent Releases, U.S. History
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Letters to Lizzie: The Story of Sixteen Men in the Civil War and the One Woman Who Connected Them All contains a collection of letters exchanged between 16 men—15 soldiers and a quartermaster at a military hospital—and one young woman, Lizzie Brick. Since Lizzie herself could not bear arms, she took up her pen and through ongoing correspondence helped these Union soldiers sustain their motivation for the cause.

 


No Place for a Woman

| Filed under: American History, Civil War Era, History, Interpreting the Civil War: Texts and Contexts, Recent Releases
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Historian Mike Pride traces Harriet Dame’s service as a field nurse with a storied New Hampshire infantry regiment during the Peninsula campaign, Second Bull Run, Gettysburg, and Cold Harbor. Twice during that service, Dame was briefly captured. In early 1863, she spent months running a busy enterprise in Washington, DC, that connected families at home to soldiers in the field.

 


In the Heart of it All

| Filed under: Autobiography & Memoirs, Biography, Political Science & Politics, Recent Releases
In the Heart of it All by Richard Celeste.

“Dick, remember this admonition: to whom much is given, much is expected.” As the eldest child in his Italian American family, Richard F. Celeste frequently heard his maternal grandmother repeat this aphorism. His paternal grandmother’s advice was, “Bresta your cards.” This divergent advice reverberated within him for years to come, informing Celeste’s approach to what has become a life of serving others.

 


The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 12, 2005–2007

| Filed under: Art, Black Squirrel Books, Comics, Recent Releases
Funky Winkerbean 12. By Tom Batiuk

Funky Winkerbean, a newspaper staple since 1972, is one of the few comic strips that allows its characters to grow and age. As time passes and characters evolve, new and loyal readers alike are reminded that not only does Funky have a future, but the strip has a rich past. What remains a constant is Batiuk’s signature narrative-driven humor. This twelfth volume, spanning from 2005 through 2007, embraces the strip’s past while casting an eye to a bright future.

 


Sister Tongue زبان خواهر

| Filed under: Books, Poetry, Recent Releases, Wick First Book
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The poems in Sister Tongue explore negative spaces—the distance between twin sisters, between lovers, between Farsi and English, between the poet’s upbringing in California and her family in Iran. This space between vibrates with loss and longing, arcing with tension. Farnaz Fatemi’s poetry delves into the intricacies of the relational space between people, the depth of ancestral roots, and the visceral memories that shimmer beyond the reach of words.

 


Dear Vaccine

, and | Filed under: Health Humanities, Poetry, Recent Releases
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In March 2021, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and the University of Arizona Poetry Center launched the website for the Global Vaccine Poem project, inviting anyone to share experiences of the pandemic and vaccination through poetry. Dear Vaccine features selections from over 2,000 poetry submissions to the project, which come from all 50 states and 118 different countries.

 


MedSpeak Illuminated

| Filed under: Art, Education, Health Humanities, Medicine, Recent Releases
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Living at the intersection of medicine and art, medical illustration is a field that is not well understood by most—especially by physicians and other healthcare practitioners. In this comprehensive and practical guide to medical illustration, pediatric surgeon François I. Luks provides a useful overview of the field and explains its essential function in facilitating true communication between healthcare providers and their patients.

 


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