Together in the Dark, a collection of sketches, stories, and essays by Robert H. Colfelt, MD, constitutes a compelling exploration of the physician-patient relationship. Everyday encounters with his patients and colleagues form the foundation of the portrait of medicine and healing Dr Colfelt creates. Little is left unnoticed by this talented, keen, often wry observer. The resulting work is original and powerful—a vivid and thoughtful evocation of the caring spirit.
Dr Colfelt, a neurologist and clinical associate professor at the University of Washington, has previously shared many of his essays in The Bulletin of the King County Medical Society—a publication he has edited since 1978. In Seattle, Dr Colfelt's writings have been received with great interest and enthusiasm. Now, thanks to the urging of friends and associates, his essays have been compiled for a larger reading audience.
It is rare to read a book written with such sensitivity and clarity.