The Section on Medicine and the Arts presents the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Beauty in Breaking. Michele Harper, an African American emergency physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white, describes how she uses her own sometimes painful experiences to bring insight and empathy to patients. In her poignant and moving memoir she truly gets to the heart of what it means to be a healer.
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Featured Author: Dr. Michele Harper Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including as chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. The Beauty in Breaking is her first book.
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