Aby Warburg – The Law of the Good Neighbor

Have you ever walked straight to your bookshelves, knowing exactly what book you were going to pick for your next read? And is it true that you ventured into reading another book, the one next to the book you wanted to read in the first place? Confusing, right? No need to worry, there is a perfectly logic explanation to it and it even has a name: the law of the good neighbor. Continue reading “Aby Warburg – The Law of the Good Neighbor”

Paul Kalanithi – Portrait of the Doctor as a Patient

We always think of doctors as some kind of superheroes, they can never be wrong, they must know everything about our pains and illnesses, but most of all, doctors never get sick. Or do they? What if what we think of them is not at all true? What if the white robes aren’t the capes worn by superheroes, but proofs that the doctors are blank canvases on which the patients are writing their own stories? Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon, was such a canvas until he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Totally aware of the inevitable ending, he decided to write a book. When Breath becomes Air is a story of life, death and how to fight an illness – the doctor’s way.

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