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Lowell Lecture

Why Doctors Write

Date & Time

March 26, 2014


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Driving Directions


Helene Atwan, editor, Beacon Press Danielle Ofri, M.D., physician, author, and editor

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Current Affairs

Beacon Press editor Helene Atwan explores the relationship between editor and author with Danielle Ofri, a practicing physician, author, and the editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, a literary magazine written by and for the patients of New York's Bellevue Hospital. How does writing change Ofri's practice of medicine? How is writing about her medical practice and patients different from editing their writing for the magazine?