This med student created poetry out of ALS patients' stories

This med student created poetry out of ALS patients' stories

PHILADELPHIA — Brittany File, a second-year medical student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, has read about the devastating neurodegenerative disease ALS in her textbooks and observed its characteristics through the lens of a microscope.Her latest exploration of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, however, has opened her eyes wide — as well as those of veteran medical providers and researchers — in a way nothing else ever has.Over the last two years, File interviewed patients at the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center, hearing firsthand their struggles and hopes, and wrote a series of inti...


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