John Stone M.D.
Stone is Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emeritus at the Emory
medical school. He has published five books of poetry, a collection
of essays, and has co-edited an anthology of literature and medicine
entitled.... (?) His work has twice received a Literature Award
from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (1986 and 1999).
Every summer Dr. Stone teaches Creative
Writing and Literature in Medicine for the British Summer Studies
Program in Oxford, England. He has read and lectured at celebratory
events at over 150 institutions in 39 states and given named lectures
at Yale, Stanford, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Brown, and the Mayo Clinic.
In April 2003 he received the Mastership designation (MACP) from
the American College of Physicians.
John Stones poetry collections
include The Smell of Matches (1972), In All This Rain (1980), Renaming
the Streets (1985), Where Water Begins: New Poems and Prose (1998),
and most recently, Music From Apartment 8: New and Selected Poems
(2004). In 1990 Dell published In the Country of Hearts: Journeys
in the Art of Medicine, a collection of essays about the human heart,
both as a physiological organ and a metaphorical symbol of life
and emotion. The book was reprinted by LSU Press in 1996.
Stone is co-editor of On Doctoring:
Stories, Poems and Essays (Simon & Schuster). The book, now
in its 3rd edition, is presented annually as a gift from the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation to students entering U.S. medical schools.
Over the last 13 years, more than 200,000 copies have been distributed
to American medical students.
The Louisiana State University Press
web site features information about books by John Stone, including
his two most recent poetry collections, Where Water Begins and Music
from Apartment 8: New and Selected Poems ,and his essay collection,
In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine.