A Doctor Explains the Healing Power of Poetry – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Rafael Campo wasn’t always certain he would become a doctor. He started his studies inspired by the ideals of empathy and altruism. But medical school, he says, focused almost exclusively on science and biology. Seeking inspiration, he took a year off and got a master’s degree in poetry. Dr. Campo, 52, graduated from Harvard Medical School then published his first book of poems in 1994. Five more, plus two collections of essays, would follow. His latest book of poems, Comfort Measures Only, comes out next year from Duke…

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