“That Fred Hersch used music to tell about being close to death struck me as such a breakthrough,” said Dr. Rita Charon

Photo Credit: Steve J. Sherman

Photo Credit: Steve J. Sherman

“When I first heard Hersch interviewed on NPR years ago, I said, ‘I’ve got to know more about this guy. His music is going to tell me something that, as a doctor, I’d otherwise never know.” said Dr. Rita Charon, the executive director of the Program in Narrative Medicine. What it taught her, and the audience, was about the richness—including the fear, humor, and creativity—of the experience.

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