Acad Med. Oct;84(10) doi: /ACM.0beb6ab Medicine and the arts. Imelda [excerpt] by Richard Selzer. Commentary. Burr DA. Richard Selzer’s “Imelda” is a story about a young girl who dies in the hands of Dr . Franciscus. Dr. Franciscus is a plastic surgeon who gives his. Richard Selzer is one of the most prolific physician writers of our time. Early in the story, the unnamed narrator of “Imelda” recalls with.

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Franciscus as a hero that was made up of some gods; thus they beheld him at a distance. This essay has been submitted by a student.

Medicine and the arts. Imelda [excerpt] by Richard Selzer. Commentary.

Palgrave Macmillan, New York, The Lais of Marie de France Essays. He finished his surgical residency at Yale in and practiced untilwhen he left his surgical career to write full time. He falls in the same way that Satan fell when he challenged God.

Selected pages Title Page. He performed miracles in his work; his students including Selzer were not accustomed to the miracles though Letters to a Young Doctor.

A surgeon, he shows, must be at once infallible and infallibly human – a mortal miracle worker whose task is to overwhelm and control the body, but “kindly and gravely, and without condescension.


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Franciscus and Selzer in the same way that the creature haunts Victor in Frankenstein. Haven’t found the right essay?

The doctor performs miracles in his surgeries; therefore, the students believe that he is superhuman. Are you interested in getting a customized paper? Notably, Victor is motivated by selfish ambitions when creating the monster.

He would have been more humane. After an internship at Yale, he was drafted into the Army and served as a lieutenant in Korea from to Gave this book as a present to the doctor that did corrective surgery selzet my ears; it proves a testament to doctors everywhere who are willing to accept and even revel in the world that is surgery in all its art and expense.

Therefore, human beings should not use technology to play the role of God because it will not materialize. A Pint of Blood.

Human beings that play God use technology to show that they can compete with God in matters of creation. A Sense of Self: The doctor believed that by fixing the lip after her death, he would reverse selxer order of events and uphold his image as the flawless, perfect plastic surgeon.

Franciscus was not perfect.

This is not an example of the work written by professional essay writers. We will occasionally send you account related emails. Sorry, copying is not allowed on our website. The negative actions committed by the monster confirmed that Victor would not be as perfect as God in his creation. Candid, insightful, and unexpectedly funny, “Letters to a Young Doctor” is a timeless collection that will compel anyone fascinated by the miracles of the imflda body, life, and death, “No one, imeda raved the “Los Angeles Times,” “writes about the practice of medicine with Selzer’s unique combination of mystery and wonder.


Medicine and the arts. Imelda [excerpt] by Richard Selzer. Commentary.

However, the monster turns against him, and it kills the people that he loves. Want us to write one just for you? Account Options Sign in.

Letters to a young doctor, Volume Richard Selzer Snippet view – The doctor aimed at fixing the lip, but when the girl died, he selezr devastated because he had not kept his promise of fixing the lip.

He died on June 15, at the age of On Hospitals I4 I.