Intima Archives | NON-FICTION - A-L by title
A Billion Heartbeats | Rod Tanchanco | FALL 2016
The power of a pacemaker keeps the heart young.
A Crippled Cassandra | Kelley Shinn | FALL 2013
When a doctor tells her she'll never have children after losing her legs at sixteen, a writer predicts a different outcome for her life.
A Rusted Bronze Star | Sarah Bugg | FALL 2018
When an old war hero confronts a young resident, the doctor learns how much has really been lost
After | Melissa Cronin | FALL 2017
Two sisters experience an irrevocable separation.
Again | Randy Hale | SPRING 2015
The possibility of a second battle with illness leads to a different reaction from the first time
A Good Night Out | Tim Cunningham | SPRING 2014
An ER nurse struggles with the concept of compassion during a patient encounter.
A Life Less Terrifying: The Re-Visionary Lens of Illness | Ann Wallace | SPRING 2016
What does it mean to look back, relocate our identity, and revise our story?
The Anatomy Lesson | Olivia DiLeonardo | SPRING 2016
A woman learns more than just anatomy when she visits a dissection lab.
An Unexpected Healer | Julia McGuinness | FALL 2014
At the intersection of medical training and a personal tragedy, a first year student unlocks a profound truth.
A Year With 'Susan' | Chris Cai | FALL 2014
Sometimes, says a public health student, developing a friendship has more impact than a lecture.
A heart-wrenching tale of a young life.
Beauty | Ann Casapini | SPRING 2015
A veteran returns from war and must deal with an unseen enemy
Believing in Chinese Medicine | Lily Chan | FALL 2014
A medical student, raised on herbal remedies (banlengen and snake gallbladder extract to name a few), considers how an Eastern philosophy of healing has affected her clinical viewpoint today.
The Best There Is? | Barbara Pilvin | SPRING 2014
The conflicts and contradictions of living with a condition such as lymphedema.
Breath Sounds | Blake Gregory | FALL 2016
A newly minted physician realizes that an early morning page can be an invitation to participate in another person’s story.
The Bright Speck | Dixon Yang | SPRING 2016
What happens when the only doctor a patient trusts is a medical student?
Bruised Apples | Jack Coulehan | SPRING 2018
What becomes clear when a physician grapples with the death of his longtime friend and sometime patient.
C18.9 Malignant Neoplasm of Colon, Unspecified | Rohini Harvey | FALL 2017
A billing code. A diagnosis. An upturned world.
Cancer Diva | Marcia Butler | SPRING 2015
After years of performing, a concert musician takes center stage for reasons other than her skill.
Caretaker | Laura Hinton | FALL 2013
A woman grapples with a new role in her life, which challenges everything that came before it.
Changeling and the Baroness | Kaja Weeks | FALL 2016
An experience from the past reminds a practitioner of her journey towards acceptance and compassion
Christmas Day | Richard Sidlow | SPRING 2015
On an otherwise quiet day, a moment between a mother and child impacts everyone present
Constellations | Julia Sevy | SPRING 2015
If stars have a meaning, do tumors have a meaning too?
Chemo Chemistry | Mariel Z. Knight | SPRING 2016
Not exactly love at first sight: A leukemia patient falls for her oncologist.
Clinical Flashback | Osman Bhatty | FALL 2014
When should a doctor listen to a patient? Read and decide for yourself.
Coming Out of the Medical Closet | Angelica Recierdo | SPRING 2014
Courage is needed to face the unpredictable events that occur at a hospital.
Communion | Richard Chisolm | SPRING 2013
A television producer spends his 50th birthday in an unexpected setting.
Cura Personalis | Lauren Boehm | SPRING 2013
Do you drink?
D/D | Maureen Hirthler | FALL 2014
A mother and a doctor daughter. A deathbed. Can Charles Barkley bring them together?
Role reversal: A daughter learns about kidney dialysis and a new way to take care of her father.
Day 1 of Dying | Karen Dukess | FALL 2016
When a countdown begins, the days bring forth an infinite number of memories.
Death of an Old Farmer | M. Sophia Newman | FALL 2014
In a remote village in Ghana, a pre-med student struggles with the desire to "do no harm."
Dextrocardia | Gregory Fagan | FALL 2012
A heart condition leads to a change of heart about how to engage with illness.
Diabetes Diary | Jonathan Garfinkel | SPRING 2019
Reflections on the experience of diabetes and the promises — and the limits — of technology.
Disclosure Day | Kathryn Cantrell | SPRING 2015
Every patient is a story, awaiting to be read.
Doors, Walls, Barriers, and How We Break Them Down | Jake Drobner | FALL 2017
Adult Emergency Services: A Bellevue hospital volunteer recounts a night on the ward that counted.
Double Black Doors | Trev Morgavi | FALL 2016
A rotation in psychiatry glimpses the reality of influencing patients.
The Dragonslayer | Andrea Hansell | SPRING 2015
Personal and collective narratives coincide in this account of a husband's illness and death during the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing.
Dust | Mary Pan | SPRING 2016
Touch, patience, camaraderie: A physician learns the value of some vanishing skills in medicinein a rural Kenyan hospital.
Edentulism | Justin Millan | SPRING 2019
After working a code that fails: Twenty, thirty, forty-five minutes to transform the scene before the family arrives.
Eight Grown Children | Ann Casapini | SPRING 2015
If the truth hurts, do you still have to tell it?
Eight Months After A Suicide Attempt | Andrea Rosenhaft | SPRING 2015
The struggle to stay alive, like a splinter that eludes the tweezers
Emergency Care and Loss | Kristy Byrd | FALL 2012
A long night in the ER brings a pregnant patient into contact with a cast of characters.
Extended Bodies | Alli Morgan | FALL 2015
A patient-guided journey through the body's gains and losses during a prolonged illness.
Fifteen Rocks | Alexandra Godfrey | SPRING 2018
Looking deeply in the moment, a mother reflects on love and loss at work and at home.
Fighting to Heal | Olaf Kroneman | FALL 2017
A shared love of boxing brings a doctor and his patient to a greater understanding of illness and race.
Finding the Words | Kerry Malawista | FALL 2016
Visits to a therapist to cope with a physical diagnosis lead to healing of a different sort.
Fluid | Elisabeth Hedrick Moser | SPRING 2018
Suddenly, the body is under attack and the lungs are at risk, and a whole new reality emerges. This is how one woman came swimming back.
Flying Into Jerusalem | Katherine Macfarlane | SPRING 2015
In pursuit of fertility, a law professor discovers there is no medical compass to guide her.
Fortitude and Patience | Jane Zhao | SPRING 2014
A sprained ankle leads to this meditation on walking, the fragility of the body, and the memory of a grandmother.
Ganpati's Garden | Nikhil Wadhwani | SPRING 2013
The nature of change is reflected in so many ways generation by generation, season by season.
Genealogy | Holly Schechter | FALL 2014
Of babies and Bubbies: When a new generation is on the horizon, we recall the past.
Gifts in a 24-hour Period | Alma Robles | FALL 2013
When families and cultures collide: a memoir about birthday presents, CT scans and chocolate.
Graduations | Nina Collins | FALL 2012
A daughter thinks about a secret her mother kept from her many years ago.
The Gypsy | Alyse Keller | SPRING 2019
Crazy things happen: An amusing tale involving MS, drinks, daughters, a mom—and happy (sort of) accidents.
Hallelujah | Suzanne Ohlmann | SPRING 2019
Laughter, song, and poop jokes: a woman and her mother-in-law share joy during a time of sickness
Hanging Out with the Boys at General Hospital | Greg Stidham | FALL 2017
A motley crew of three old men share a hospital room and jolly times.
Hey Hey Hey Hey | Steve Street | SPRING 2014
A writer prepares to live in the face of death.
How Quickly Do We Forget? | Zohar Lederman and Nicole Marcomini | SPRING 2013
Two doctors, two stories, one patient—many interpretations.
ICU | Rob McClure Smith | FALL 2019
In crisis, our vision often hides the most important things.
The ICU and You | Ann Etta Green | FALL 2013
Calls to return to the hospital, conflicting calls by doctors—confusion sometimes reigns, causing chaos.
ICU Man | Sarah Garvey | SPRING 2016
Lessons learned when the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit becomes a reflection of a bigger picture to see.
The Identification | Mari Georgeson | FALL 2015
A brief encounter leaves a lasting impression and raises questions for a Public Health professional.
I'm Too Young To Be Here | Nadia Hannan | SPRING 2017
The aftershocks of a youthful cancer force a woman to face aging differently.
Incompatible With Life | Sadaf Qureshi | FALL 2013
To live or to die? A med student discovers there is harmony, rather than a disparity, between the two.
Into the Arms of Strangers | Sara Lukinson | FALL 2017
A community welcomes family members into the world of illness.
The Journey Through the Forest | Lawrence Hergott | FALL 2012
A doctor muses about becoming a physician and the importance of courage in the face of every day care.
The Kindness of Strangers | Himali McInnes | FALL 2018
On kindness, aging and catching the perfect breath
Lamentations | Diana Cejas | FALL 2018
Freedom from suffering comes in strange and satisfying ways.
Last Dance | Ellen LaPointe | FALL 2014
Attending to a parent in the last years of her life is an emotional choreography of sorts.
The Lilac House | Sarah Gurley-Green | FALL 2012
The memory of a childhood sanctuary provides comfort through the trial of cancer.
Listening to Lyme | Merissa Nathan Gerson | FALL 2018
A deeply personal look at a complex and complicated illness.
Looking Through the Album | Martha Nance | FALL 2018
Like family members, patients fill the picture books of our souls.