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Subseries 2.2
Prose, 1958-2004
Boxes 27-42 and 122; OP 5-6

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of prose by John Stone from 1958-2004 and includes articles, book chapters, and essays, as well as collections of essays and other book-length works edited or written by Stone. Articles, book chapters, and essays contain medical and scientific works in addition to works about literature and medicine, medicine and the humanities, and physician writers. In writing articles and book chapters about medical subjects, Stone often collaborated with J. Willis Hurst, prominent cardiologist and former Chairman of the Emory University Department of Medicine. Most files include multiple drafts of the publication as well as correspondence with the publisher; some files also include research material on the topic (see Series 3: Subject files for additional research material). Stone published a series of articles in The New York Times Magazine from 1988-1989 that he published again later, sometimes under new titles, in In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine.

Collections and other book-length works primarily contain typescripts, correspondence, proofs, and other documents relating to the publication of In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine (1990) and On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays (1991). On Doctoring was a popular book among medical educators and was often given to new medical school students at annual white coat ceremonies. The subseries includes documentation from all three editions of On Doctoring, showing changes from version to version. There are additional materials relating to an unpublished work, The Human Encounter in Medicine.

Arrangement Note

Arranged into two sections: articles, book chapters, and essays; and collections and other book-length works. Both sections are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: The series contains some copies of original materials held by other institutions; these copies may not be reproduced without the permission of the owner of the originals.

Articles, book chapters, and essays
Box Folder Content
27 9 "Afterword," undated
27 10 "The Anatomy and Physiology of a Poem," undated
27 11 "Angor Animi," undated
28 1 "Arterial Blood Gas Analysis in Patient Evaluation," Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, with Stephen J. Morris, 1977
28 2 "As Others See Us," Forum on Medicine, 1978-1979
28 3 "Assessment of the Patient with Chest Pain," Current Topics in Emergency Medicine, 1978
28 4 "August 3, 1993," 1993
28 5 "Axioms on Chest Pain," Hospital Medicine, 1978
28 6 "Baby Heart on Hold," The New York Times Magazine, 1988 [variant title: "Blue Baby"]
28 7 "Balloon Man," The New York Times Magazine, 1988 [1 of 2]
28 8 "Balloon Man," The New York Times Magazine, 1988 [2 of 2]
28 9 "Beans, Happiness and Other Cotyledonous Matters," Medicine at Emory, 1980
28 10 "Billows in the Heart," The New York Times Magazine, 1988
28 11 "Blue Blood," undated
28 12 Book reviews, 1972-1984
29 1 "Breakfast in Baxer," undated
29 2 "Breath," The New York Times Magazine, 1988
29 3 "Cadence of the Heart," The New York Times Magazine, 1988 [variant title: "The Listening End of the Stethoscope"]
29 4 "Cardiopulmonary: Some Pertinent Notes and Axioms," The Heart, edited by J. Willis Hurst, 1977
29 5 "The Changing--and Optimistic--Picture in Medical School Admissions at Emory," undated
29 6 "Characteristics of the Compleat Physician," The Pharos, 1981
29 7 "Chemotherapy and Bacteria: A Survey of Three Antibiotics," 1958 [photocopy]
29 8 "Chest Pains," with J. Willis Hurst, undated
29 9 "Chest Pains," The New York Times Magazine, 1989
29 10 "Coarctation of the Heart," Current Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease, edited by J. Willis Hurst, 1990 [1 of 2]
30 1 "Coarctation of the Heart," Current Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease, edited by J. Willis Hurst, 1990 [2 of 2]
30 2 "The Common Room," Medicine at Emory, 1985
30 3 "Connectedness," undated
30 4 "The Cunning of the Left Foot," undated
30 5 "Danger in the Dining Room," undated
30 6 "December 2, 1992"
30 7 "A Deep Dying," Empathy and the Medical Profession: Beyond Pills and the Scalpel, edited by Howard Shapiro, et. al., 1992-1993
30 8 "Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pains," Sandorama, 1979-1981 [1 of 2]
30 9 "Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pains," Sandorama, 1979-1981 [2 of 2]
30 10 "Digitalis Intoxication," and "Poisoning with Opiates: Narcotic Addiction," Textbook of Medicine, edited by J. Willis Hurst, 1983
30 11 "A Doctor to Himself," Atlanta, 1977
30 12 "Drug Regimen for Essential Hypertension: The Patient's Viewpoint," 1962
30 13 Editorial comment on "Viscous Xylocaine as Aid in the Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain," by George R. Schwartz, Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, 1976
30 14 "Emergency Medicine Comes of Age," undated
30 15 Essay ideas, undated
31 1 Essays, untitled, undated
31 2 "A Doctor's Emily Dickinson," 1992
31 3 "A Family Matter," circa 1988 [1 of 2]
31 4 "A Family Matter," circa 1988 [2 of 2]
31 5 Fictive Ills: Literary Perspectives on Wounds and Diseases, list of contributors [including John Stone], 1990
31 6 "The Fine Line: A Parable," 1986
31 7 "Fixing a Child's Heart," The New York Times Magazine, 1989 [variant title: "The Case of the Missing Pulses"]
31 8 "A Flight of Stairs," My Medical School, edited by Dannie Abse, 1977-1979
31 9 "This Frantic Season," undated
31 10 "Friend in the Mirror," 1993
31 11 "Friends and Enemies," undated
31 12 "The Frozen Room: Studies in Suspended Animation," The New York Times Magazine, 1988
31 13 "Gaudeamus Igitur," Journal of the American Medical Association, 1982-1986
31 14 "The Gingko Tree," Medicine at Emory, 1981
31 15 "Good Friday," undated
32 1 "The Gold Soldier," Discover, 1989-1990n [variant title: "A Family Matter"]
32 2 "The Grady Bus," undated
32 3 "The Hands," undated
32 4 "The Healing Word: The Uses of Literature in Medicine," The New York Times Magazine, 1988 [variant title: "Listening to the Patient"]
32 5 "Historical Aspects of Aortic Disease," The Aorta, edited by Joseph Lindsay and J. Willis Hurst, 1979
32 6 "The Holy Fire: April 1988"
32 7 "The Holy Fire: A Meditation," The Southern Review, 1990-1991
32 8 "House Call," 1991
32 9 "How I Write What I Write," Atlanta Medicine, 1983
32 10 "The Human Encounter in Medicine," The Mayo Alumnus, 1980
32 11 "Ice," Southern Living, 1991
32 12 "An Infected Heart," undated
32 13 "Infective Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve in Dissecting Aneurysm," with Charles W. Sewell and Reginald E.B. Hudson, 1972
32 14 "Informed Consent," undated
32 15 Interviews with Stone, 1972-2004
33 1 Introduction, Atlanta: Photographs by David King Gleason, 1994 [1 of 2]
33 2 Introduction, Atlanta: Photographs by David King Gleason, 1994 [2 of 2]
33 3 Introduction, Readings in Medicine, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1989
33 4 "It All Comes Together," undated
33 5 "The Joy of the Artist," undated
33 6 "Learning Language," undated
33 7 "A Lifetime of Careful Listening," Journal of the American Medical Association, 1983
33 8 "Lingua Franca," undated
33 9 "The Man in Green," Discover, 1989 [variant title: "Wearing of the Green"]
33 10 "Medicine and the Arts," Theoretical Medicine, 1985-1986 [1 of 5]
33 11 "Medicine and the Arts," Theoretical Medicine, 1985-1986 [2 of 5]
34 1 "Medicine and the Arts," Theoretical Medicine, 1985-1986 [3 of 5]
34 2 "Medicine and the Arts," Theoretical Medicine, 1985-1986 [4 of 5]
34 3 "Medicine and the Arts," Theoretical Medicine, 1985-1986 [5 of 5]
34 4 "Medicine and Literature," Atlanta Medicine, 1983
34 5 "Missed Signals: The Pacemaker Story," The New York Times Magazine, 1989
34 6 "The Most Common Denominator: A Contemplation of the Navel," Glamour, 1989
34 7 "The Most Common Denominator: A Contemplation of the Navel," The New York Times Magazine, 1988
34 8 "Mr. G.--A Vignette," Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, 1978
34 9 "My Daughter," 1991
34 10 Neologisms, In a Word, edited by Jack Hitt, 1991
34 11 The New York Times Magazine articles, unidentified notes and research, circa 1988-1989
34 12 "No Matter," undated
35 1 "Of the Faux Pas and Other Educational Matters," undated
35 2 "On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays: The Making of an Anthology of Literature and Medicine," To Improve Health and Healthcare 2002, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology, 2000 To Improve Health and Healthcare 2002, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology, 2000
35 3 "On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays: The Story Behind the Book," Journal of the American Medical Association of Georgia, 1994 Journal of the American Medical Association of Georgia, 1994
35 4 "On Dreams and Doctoring," undated
35 5 "On Keeping One's Head Down," undated
35 6 "On Taking Pains," undated
35 7 "The Other Red Planet: Images of the Eye," Reader's Digest, 1988
35 8 "The Paper Plethora Problem," undated
35 9 "The Patient as Art," The Pharos, 1973
35 10 "The Patient as Giver," circa 1988 [variant title: "The Long House Call"]
35 11 "The Peripatetic Cornerstone," Atlanta Medicine, with Clyde Partin, Jr., 2003
35 12 "The Physician as Poet," undated
35 13 "The Plant," undated
35 14 "Poems of Loss," MD Magazine, 1991 [includes "In All This Rain" and "A Word from the Teacher"]
35 15 "A Pontillist Painting," The New York Times Magazine, 1989
35 16 "Portable Defibrillators," The Coronary Club Bulletin, 1976
35 17 "Prematurity," A Christmas Housewarming, edited by Gene Stelten, 1992
35 18 "Prospectus for a Journal of Literature and Medicine," undated
35 19 "René Laënnec," Clinical Cardiology, 1985-1986
35 20 "Replacing the Heart," 1988
35 21 "Reward in Medical Education," Anlage, 1982
35 22 "Robert Winship Woodruff: Philanthropist," Medicine at Emory, 1985
35 23 "Rounds," undated
35 24 "Rummaging the Library," undated
36 1 "The Same River Twice: My Education in William Carlos Williams," Recognitions: Doctors and Their Stories, edited by Carol C. Donley and Michael Kohn, 2002
36 2 "The Self-contained Woman," undated
36 3 "Signs, Early and Late," undated
36 4 "Sir Dominic John Corrigan," Clinical Cardiology, 1986-1987
36 5 "The Skull: A Meditation," undated
36 6 "Sleep, Mercy, and a Note on John Keats," undated
36 7 "A Slowing of the Heart," undated
36 8 "Smaller and Smaller," undated
36 9 "Soliloquy," The New York Times Magazine, 1992
36 10 "Some Sentences about Sapience," Medicine at Emory, 1986
36 11 Southern Medical College, undated
36 12 "The Syndrome of Right Ventricular Papillary Muscle Dysfunction," with Joseph Lindsay, Robert C. Talley, J. Willis Hurst, and Robert C. Schlant, American College of Cardiology, 1963-1972
36 13 "Syphilis and the Cardiovascular System," The Heart, edited by J. Willis Hurst, 1987-1992 [1 of 2]
37 1 "Syphilis and the Cardiovascular System," The Heart, edited by J. Willis Hurst, 1987-1992 [2 of 2]
37 2 "Talking with a Past Master," Medicine at Emory, 1987
37 3 "Teachers," undated
37 4 "Telltale Hands," The New York Times Magazine, 1988
37 5 "Things Visible," undated
37 6 "The Timeless Heart: A Parable," 1989
37 7 "Trang," 1991
37 8 Tribute to J. Willis Hurst, Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, 2000
37 9 "Twenty-Three," 1992 December 8
37 10 "Twin Parachutes of the Heart," The New York Times Magazine, 1989
37 11 "Twins," undated
37 12 "The Two Williams of the Heart," undated
37 13 "Two-way Traffic: The Physician and the Arts," Atlanta Medicine, 1978
37 14 Untitled introduction to unidentified book for high school students interested in medicine, 1988
37 15 Untitled, Medlennium, 2000
37 16 Untitled, New Choices for the Best Years, 1992
37 17 Untitled, South Magazine, 1998 [1]
37 18 Untitled, South Magazine, 1998 [2]
37 19 "Verities: Old and New," undated
37 20 "Vital Signs," undated
37 21 "Waiting on a Woman," undated
37 22 "Waitings," undated
37 23 "Wearing of the Green," The New York Times Magazine, 1988
38 1 "What I learned in School," The Contemporary Literary Scene, 1976
38 2 "Why Some Hands Get So Cold," The New York Times Magazine, 1988 [1 of 2]
38 3 "Why Some Hands Get So Cold," The New York Times Magazine, 1988 [2 of 2]
38 4 "The Winter of the Body," 1988 [includes drafts of "Ice"]
38 5 "The Wisdom of Pain: A Responsive Reading," Literature and Medicine, 1990
38 6 "Witching," undated
38 7 "The Wolf Inside," The New York Times Magazine, 1988
38 8 "The Year of the Mouse," undated
Collections and other book-length works
122 1 Bearings, 1991-1994 [1 of 2]
122 2 Bearings, 1991-1994 [2 of 2]
38 9 The Human Encounter in Medicine, notes and potential selections, undated [unpublished] [1 of 2]
39 1 The Human Encounter in Medicine, notes and potential selections, undated [unpublished] [2 of 2]
39 2 In the Country of Hearts, book jacket designs, undated
39 3 In the Country of Hearts, correspondence, notes and catalog copy, 1990-1996
39 4 In the Country of Hearts, draft edited by Jane Rosenman, 1989
39 5 In the Country of Hearts, draft, "In the Company of Hearts" [1], circa 1990
39 6 In the Country of Hearts, draft, "In the Company of Hearts" [2], circa 1990
39 7 In the Country of Hearts, final typescript, 1990
40 1 In the Country of Hearts, introduction, circa 1990
40 2 In the Country of Hearts, proof, 1990
40 3 In the Country of Hearts, publicity, 1990
40 4 In the Country of Hearts, uncorrected proofs, 1990
40 5 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, book jacket copy, 1991-1995
40 6 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, book jacket and end paper designs, 1991-2001
40 7 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, content selections, undated
40 8 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, first edition, advance uncorrected reader's proof, 1991
40 9 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, first edition, biographical notes, 1991
40 10 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, first edition, introductions, 1991
OP5 - On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, first edition, mock-ups, 1991
40 11 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, publishing correspondence, 1988-2001
40 12 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, Richard C. Reynolds curriculum vitae, undated
41 1 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, second edition, advance uncorrected reader's proof, 1995
41 2 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, second edition, corrected proofs, 1995
41 3 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, second edition, introduction and tables of contents, 1995
41 4 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, suggested illustrations, undated
41 5 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, additions, circa 2000-2001
OP6 - On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, book jacket designs, circa 2001
41 6 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, final galley proofs, 2001 [1 of 2]
41 7 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, final galley proofs, 2001 [2 of 2]
41 8 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, George Annas review and editors' response, 2001
41 9 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, introduction, table of contents, and suggestions for further reading, 2001
42 1 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, near final working copy, 2000
42 2 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, notes, 2001
42 3 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, working copy, circa 2000 [1 of 3]
42 4 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, working copy, circa 2000 [2 of 3]
42 5 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, third edition, working copy, circa 2000 [3 of 3]
42 6 Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine, copy of cover, circa 1983
42 7 "Prose book," potential selections, undated [unpublished]
42 8 Unidentified collections, undated
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