Found poetry

John R Skelton
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01214.x
Published online: 20 August 2007

Bronson is an endocrinologist, and this is his first collection of poetry. Some of his work draws directly and successfully on his medical experiences, but most does not. There is a cool intelligence and compassion throughout which one can think of as exemplifying the ideal doctor, but little which fits easily with lazier notions of “medical humanities”. Rather, the driving force is an awareness of cultural heritage. Music and literature are everywhere. The girl, the poet, his late father are all musical, and we learn that Bronson’s library includes Rilke’s magnificent (and fiercely difficult) Duino Elegies and the like.

  • John R Skelton

  • University of Birmingham, UK



remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Online responses are no longer available. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information.