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Things we love: the photography of Laurie Simmons

As the holidays approach, and window displays full of toys and treats appear, we can't help but think of the brash, unsettling, and beautiful photography of Laurie Simmons. Dr. Patricia Wexler counts Simmons as one of her favorite photographers. She stages scenes with dolls, dummies, household items, and live models to poke fun at the idea of domestic life. Her daughter Lena Dunham (Girls) wrote a film that featured her mother’s photography of miniatures called Tiny Furniture.Read More >

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Citymeals on Wheels 27th Annual Power Lunch for Women

“It’s time to help people. Not only cure diseases. Both matter.” —Dr. Patricia Wexler  Friday, November 15th is National Philanthropy Day—and the week before Citymeals-on-Wheels hosts its 27th annual Power Lunch for Women (November 22nd). It seems like the perfect moment to bring attention to this organization, which has been close to Dr. Wexler’s heart for over a decade.Read More >

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Joel Grey’s iPhone art

“A few years ago my friend Joel Grey came out with a book of photography called 1.3: Images from My Phone. The entire book, as is obvious from the title, are photos that Joel took from his iPhone over the years. There are a few that are close to my heart, so it was great to hear he's working on a new book. Be sure to explore his work!” — Dr.Read More >

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The French Connection: My start in medicine

“Eugene and I met when we were in NYU—I was premed, and he was an engineer. We fell in love pretty quickly (he proposed on the first date!), but he also quickly realized that if this marriage was going to work, he would have to be a doctor too. I was too committed to my work—I needed someone who could share in that part of me, because that wasn’t just part of my life, it was a huge part of my life.Read More >

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Head and Heart: Dr. Howe’s dermatology beginnings

“I went to medical school in southern California in the late 80s. This was during the first years of the AIDS crisis, before highly effective treatments for the disease were available. And no where was that tragic situation more evident than in dermatology. Because of their compromised immune systems, AIDS patients would come into the ER with florid, exaggerated versions of skin diseases which before would have been mere rashes.Read More >

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Norman Mailer and Book Row

“If you’re interested in something classic—and a bit controversial—you should pick up Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead. When I was a little girl, my father’s bookshop on Book Row—12st street and 6th Avenue, near Broadway. Today all that remains of Book Row is The Strand, but back then, there were dozens of bookstores and printers. I used to help out in the shop—cataloguing and restocking books, ringing up the register, you name it.Read More >