Hypotheses about Unknowing: How Writing Poetry Can Aid Clinical Craft

Chris Bolin

Abstract


The language of the medical profession involves, of course, the nomenclature of the body—and it involves the nomenclature of the undoing of the body. It is a language as equally steeped in presence as in absence. Like poetry, it is a language that finds evidence for itself—and, like poetry, it finds much of its evidence in the “data of the moment."

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