New Scholarship: Audrey Ruan on William Carlos Williams

October 19, 2020

By Nancy Kuhl

Audrey Ruan, “William Carlos Williams: Physician Poet Scrawls Theory of Medical Humanities Throughout Prescription Pad” on the Medical Humanities blog.

From the article: “The use of poetry is to vivify,” William Carlos Williams jotted onto a prescription pad over half a century ago. In the pages that followed, he hastily sketched out a theory of the interwoven contributions of science and poetry, published here for the first time. The prescription book is part of the William Carlos Williams Collection, housed at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, which the library generously allowed me to study in early March, 2020. READ the article here

Audrey Ruan is a third-year pre-med student at Emory University, working toward a double major in English and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology.