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The Healer’s Art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by stevemccurry
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Rajasthan, India

Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing.
To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.
- Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

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India

 

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Finland

Constant attention by a good nurse may be
just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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Russia

Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed.
- Kathy Magliato, Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

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India

 

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Finland

A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings … cannot be a scientist;
he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist.
This means that in order to be a good doctor
a man must also have a good character, that is to say,
whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must
love his fellow human beings in the concrete and
desire their good before his own.
- W. H. Auden

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Afghanistan

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
– Rumi

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Afghanistan

 

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United States

 

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India

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South Africa

Healing is best accomplished when art and science are conjoined,

when body and spirit are probed together.
-Bernard Lown, M.D.,  The Lost Art of Healing

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Singapore

Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing.
It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others.
It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people.
It is our loneliness that helps us to to find other people or to even
know they’re alone with an illness.
― Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

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Morocco

 

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India

 

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South Africa

The most important innovation in medicine to come in the next 10 years:
the power of the human hand.
- Abraham Verghese, M.D., TED Talk

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Russia

 

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India

 

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Brazil

 

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Brazil

 

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India

 

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Brazil

Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife,
underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit — Life!
- Emily Dickinson

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India

 

Unsung Heroes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by stevemccurry
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Jaipur, India, May, 2008

World Health day is coming up in early April,  and it seems like a good time to shine a light on health workers of the world,  the unsung heroes who run toward disasters when everyone else is running away.

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Uganda, 2001

These are the people who deliver babies, comfort the dying, treat the sick, and put themselves in harm’s way.
Health workers risk their lives when they treat people with drug-resistant TB, Ebola, Marburg, and injured people in war zones. They refuse to give up even when it looks like all hope is lost.

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New York City, USA, 2005

 

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Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam, 2007

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Uganda, 2001


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Russia, 2009


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Kandahar, Afghanistan, 1985

 

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Helsinki, Finland, April, 2008

I have been privileged to observe many nurses, doctors, hospice caretakers, first aid teams, rehabilitation centers, and emergency personnel at work over the years.

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New York City, September 11, 2001

Here are a few of those heroes.

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