Newly Published
Correspondence  |   March 2020
Bacchus Listed for a Liver Transplant: Comment
Author Notes
  • School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, and Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado. thomas.beresford@cuanschutz.edu
  • (Accepted for publication February 7, 2020.)
    (Accepted for publication February 7, 2020.)×
Article Information
Correspondence
Correspondence   |   March 2020
Bacchus Listed for a Liver Transplant: Comment
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 25, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003232
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 25, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003232
Having written and published poetry for many years after two English degrees and one creative writing Fellowship that is much more famous than I am, I for one, am always ready to read creative pieces written by physicians.1  But I’m not sure what “Bacchus Listed for a Liver Transplant”2  is.
It isn’t a poem. There is no elevated language here, no attention to the rhythm of the words, only the mundane language of an uninformed letter to the editor. Good Art, like good Science, is an investigative tool—see the first chapter of my most recent Oxford book.3