Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books

Ariel Harsinay


July 30, 2018

The answer is A. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez was a novelist born in Colombia, South America, in 1927. After its 1985 release, Love in the Time of Cholera became immensely popular because of Márquez's passionate writing and unique voice as he describes an impassioned love triangle between two youthful lovers, Florentino and Fermina, and the man, Dr Juvenal Urbino, with whom Fermina decides to settle down because of the security he promises her despite her love for Florentino.

Love in the Time of Cholera has become a staple for medical school students and healthcare professionals because of Márquez's handling of the themes of death, memory, and old age, which are especially recurrent tropes for those who practice medicine.

Márquez also discusses medical humanities and the lessons it offers through the descriptions of Dr Urbino, whose practice became a testament to future physicians. The novel features a recurrent conflict between the reader's distaste for Dr Urbino for being the obstacle between the union of Florentino and Fermina and the reader's appreciation of him for his integrity and professionalism in his practice.[8,9,10]


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