Renate Justin, MD
In 1951 Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania conferred the MD degree on women only, I was one of those women. Family practice, graduate studies in medical ethics, teaching at Indiana University Medical School, and a keen interest in family planning and abused children were part of my fifty years in medicine.
I started writing when I was in college. As a physician I published research and articles that reflected my view of the physician-patient relationship. I have also published essays and stories in nonmedical journals, some of these relate to my experience as a Jewish child in Nazi Germany.
To witness the joys and tragedies of our patients is a physician’s privilege. The combination of practicing medicine and writing helps us to record our experiences. It is a rewarding, fortunate combination.