Poem – Mariner

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Blog, Essays, Fiction/Poetry | No Comments
Poem – Mariner

Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 313 No. 11 (2015) p. 1171 Entering the body for an autopsy is a precise, medical procedure with scientific purpose. Nonetheless, the soul and spirit of this profound human experience float in the air of the autopsy suite. Journey into the body and into harrowing waters with Dr. […]

What’s Wrong with You – Fiction

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog, Essays, Fiction/Poetry | No Comments
What’s Wrong with You – Fiction

What’s Wrong with You by Ben Margolis Ars Medica Vol 10, No. 1 (2014), p. 142-146 Author’s note: caution, graphic content   “What’s wrong wit’ you?” asked the shopkeeper. “Ain’t nothin’ wrong with me,” scowled Mr. Jackson as a flap of skin unfolded across his chest. Hinged at the side like an armoire door to […]

Poem: Invitation

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Blog, Essays, Fiction/Poetry | No Comments

Med Humanities (British Medical Journal) 2013;39:72 doi:10.1136/medhum-2012-010312 Invitation Ben Margolis Come. I will show you grief. Look here. You want to see? The open refrigerator door frames the lovers. Just this way. Follow me. We’re almost there. You will stand with me by the side. You will have to look down—it’s private.