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Thursday, 29 December

538. Narrative Medicine

3:30–4:45 p.m., Thoroughbred, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature

Presiding: Linda S. Raphael, George Washington Univ.

1. “Medical and Popular Narratives of Autism,” Lisa Zunshine, Univ. of Kentucky

2. “Medical Ignorance and Narrative Irony in Doyle’s ‘Round the Red Lamp’ Stories,” Terrence Holt, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

3. “Medicine or Virus? Breastfeeding Narratives in an HIV-Positive World,” Bernice L. Hausman, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.

4. “Suffering, Loss, and Contact: Why Medicine Needs Narrative and How It Gets It,” Rita Charon, Columbia Univ.

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