The Last Physician: Walker Percy and the Moral Life of Medicine
Walker Percy brought to his novels the perspective of both a doctor and a patient. Trained as a doctor at Columbia University, he contracted tuberculosis during his internship as a pathologist at Bellevue Hospital and spent the next three years recovering, primarily in TB sanitoriums. This collection of essays explores not only Percy’s connections to medicine but also the...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 13th 1999 by Duke University Press Books
(first published September 22nd 1999)
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Carl Elliott prefers to write about himself in the third person in order to give the impression that he is too important to write his own biography. A native of South Carolina, Elliott currently teaches bioethics and philosophy at the University of Minnesota. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Mother Jones, Slate, The London Review of Books, and The New England Jou...moreMore about Carl Elliott...