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A PSYCHIATRIST’S 1ST LESSON IN VIOLENCE, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

My training as a psychiatrist started when I was two. It was dark and I was standing in a crib screaming my lungs out. No one heard. No one came. No one gave a damn. Not being heard and not … Continue reading

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THE MAN WITH A MICROPHONE IN HIS EAR, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

My sincere thanks to everyone for helping Chasing Backwards have a successful debut. I’d now like to introduce my new novella, The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. It is July, 1969 at PGH (Philadelphia General Hospital), an ancient … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES YOU JUST GET LUCKY, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

It was 2 AM when the phone jarred me awake. It was a busy evening in the ER and I had gotten back to the on-call room at 1:30 and had just fallen asleep. “Doctor Smukler,” I said, yawning, and … Continue reading

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