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The Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program A publication of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
 

Summary: The Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program
A publication of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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About the Cover: THE WHITE CROW
A third-year medical student (M3) recently emailed a clerkship
director: "After the ethics conference last Thursday, I see that (like
all things in ethics) there really is no right answer." The clerkship
director says he hears this from M3 and M4 students all the time,
and I struggle to understand why. By pushing medical students to
see the gray, do we blind some of them to the black and white?
William James was a Harvard professor who studied and
taught medicine, psychology, and philosophy. In a lecture in 1890
James said, "To upset the
conclusion that all crows are
black, there is no need to seek

  

Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine