The Kazakh steppeland, north of the Tien Shan Mountains, south of Russian Siberia, west of the Caspian Sea, and east of China, has been inhabited since the Stone Age.It is a land rich in natural resources, with recent oil discoveries putting it among the world leaders in potential oil reserves.
Generosity he has, such as is possible to those who practise an art, never to those who drive a trade; discretion, tested by a hundred secrets; tact, tried in a thousand embarrassments; and what are more important, Heraclean cheerfulness and courage.
So that he brings air and cheer into the sick room, and often enough, though not so often as he wishes, brings healing.
Physician writers are physicians who write creatively in fields outside their practice of medicine.
The following is a partial list of physician-writers by historic epoch or century in which the author was born, arranged in alphabetical order. Pallas Athene was the goddess of poetry, healing and war.
In 1955 a group of physician-writers created the International Federation of Societies of Physician-Writers (FISEM). André Soubiran, author of Hommes en blanc (The Doctors).