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A screenwriting dermatologist shares the importance of creativity in medicine

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A screenwriting dermatologist shares the importance of creativity in medicine

"Someday, I suspect I will recount this time of fear with mixed emotions.  Sadly, there are people who have died and more to come, and this time will also lead…
August 8, 2020

A screenwriting dermatologist shares the importance of creativity in medicine

“Someday, I suspect I will recount this time of fear with mixed emotions.  Sadly, there are people who have died and more to come, and this time will also lead us to reassess our way of life and make changes for the better.  I work from home, juggling the management of patients by telemedicine with homeschooling my daughters, still working to find meaning and direction to do the right thing.

With movie theaters all shuttered right now, and likely to struggle after this crisis, I hope the simple pleasure of watching these pictures in the theater can still be my escapist comfort.  I yearn to go to the movies, and for me, streaming on Netflix can’t match that theater experience.  Still, I find purpose and meaning in reminding myself that we are characters in this movie, and just as in Hitchcock’s thriller, the deeper meaning is in how we as people respond to extreme circumstances.”

Jules Lipoff is a dermatologist.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Alfred Hitchcock, COVID-19, and the MacGuffin.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/05/alfred-hitchcock-covid-19-and-the-macguffin.html)

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