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Poetry and Medicine
June 14, 2016

arbor bronchialis: Anatomy in a Medical School Courtyard

Author Affiliations
  • 1McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
JAMA. 2016;315(22):2473. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0508

for Dr James and Patricia Collins

There’s no text here, no text alone: tissue and bone,
     intermingling of trees, your finger skims several

folds of skin. Green tea sipped and slid aside, napkin
     crumpled by paper cup, the dappled light is gloss

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