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

“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 …