Life Goes On is a fictionalised account depicting several cases when the author Ashley L Pistorio was a medical student. This article was first published in the September Student BMJ 2010;18:15 and is a must read for all those who are interested in either Graphic Medicine or Medical Humanities.
“I continued to work in research and took a job in a neuroscience lab at a major medical school in 1998, where I will be working until matriculation at my new medical school this August. Part of my story for choosing medicine is seeing it from the side as the patient first, seeing doctors of all calibers, and seeing specialists in nearly every field. I thought, "I can do that!" I could make someone well the way they did for me. I would listen to my patients the way that my earlier doctors didn't, and the way my favorite doctors do now.” Ashley L Pistorio