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From the archives

The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Allan Peterkin

Allan Peterkin, is a Toronto doctor and the author of twelve books for adults and children. He is a founding editor of Ars Medica — A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities, a senior fellow at Massey College and head of the Program in Health, Arts and Humanities at the University of Toronto.

Articles by
Allan Peterkin


April 2013
  Never love a writer They’ll take you To the brink   They’ll tell your story As their own And make you Swallow ink   There’s beauty In the work But seldom in the life   Woe betide the husband Woe betide the wife  …

On the Gurney

Two health system insiders go under the knife. September 2011
What is it like when someone who works in health care becomes a patient? Two new books, one written by an intensive care nurse, the other by a health policy analyst and patient advocate, provide personal narratives of going under the knife. One story goes well and the other does not. Tilda Shalof, author of A Nurse’s Story: