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Bonnie Salomon

Lecturer, Philosophy


MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 1987
AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983

Postgraduate Training
Northwestern University, Chicago, Section of Emergency Medicine, 1987 -1991
Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, 1991
Fellowship, Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago, 1998-2000

Selected Publications

Olsen JC, Salomon B: “Utility of the Creatinine Prior to Intravenous Contrast Studies in the Emergency Department.” Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14(5):543,1996.

Salomon B: “On Needlesticks and Other Metaphors.” The Pharos(Journal of Alpha Omega Alpha), 54(3):36,1991.
Salomon B: “Notes from the Pit: Two Vignettes.” The Pharos, 56(1) 14,1993.
Salomon B: “The New Language of Medicine.” Chicago Medicine, 96(17):14,1993
Salomon B: “Morals and Mortals in the Emergency Department.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 23(1):124,1994.
Salomon B: “The Case of the Great Case.”Chicago Medicine, 98(16):16,1995.
Salomon B: “Sometime.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 2(12):1041,1995.
Salomon B: “The Physician as Witness: Albert Camus’ Dr. Rieux.” The
     Pharos, 60(4):2,1997.
Salomon B: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Medical Economics, 75(7):117,1998.
Salomon B: “The Potential for Pain.” Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(2):367,1999.
Salomon B: “Pronouncing Minnie.” Journal of Emergency Medicine, l7(5):913,l999.
Salomon B: “Return to Aesop’s Fables.” The Pharos, 63(3):27,2000.
Salomon B: “Ten Questions That Work.” Journal of Emergency Medicine,19(3):293,2000.
Salomon B: “In Memoriam.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 36(3):274,2000.
Salomon B: “The Diagnosis.” Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20(2):205,2001.
Salomon B: “What the Stethoscope Said.” Annals of Internal Medicine
Salomon B: “Lessons from a Community Hospital.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 8(l):94,2001.
Salomon B: “Performance.” Journal of Emergency Medicine, 21(l):91,200 1.

Books (Anthologies)
Salomon B: “Munich. May, 1987.” Bittersweet Legacy: Creative Responses to the Holocaust, edited by Cynthia Brody. University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland, pg. 197, 2001.
Salomon B: “Yahrzeit.” The Cancer Poetry Project, edited by Karin Miller. Fairview Press, Minneapolis, pg. 154, 2001.
Salomon B: “The Transition Game.” This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicin, edited by Eliza Lo Chin. Sage Publications, London, pg. 175, 2002.

Salomon B, Waeckerle JF: “Time for a ‘Change of Shift’.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 22(l):l36, 1993.
Salomon B: “The Spotlight on the ED.” Emergency Medicine News, l9(5):2,1997.
Salomon B: “Driver Fatigue: An Important Public Health Issue.” Emergency Medicine News, 20(3):2,1998.
Salomon B: “The Sign of the Times.” Emergency Medicine News, 23(l):4,2001.

Salomon B: “We’re Getting Another Nursing Home Patient: Monday Morning in the Emergency Department.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 117(10)873:75,1992.
Salomon B: “Birth in the ER.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 118(l):75,1993.
Salomon B: “The Suicidal Gesture. Academic Emergency Medicine, 3(1):26,1996.
Salomon B: “For Jonathan(At Seven Months).” Academic Emergency Medicine, 3(10):976,1996.
Salomon B: “Pediatric Arrest.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 3(12):1143,1996.
Salomon B: “ED Rendezvous.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 4(4):337,1997.
Salomon: B: “For Jonathan(At 21 Months).” Academic Emergency, 4(12):1106,1997.
Salomon B: “Emergency Department Fugue.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 31(3):412,1998.
Salomon B: “Breaking the News.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 5(4):346,1998.
Salomon B: “For Dr. Williams.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 128(4):3l2,1998.
Salomon B: “Statistics.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 128(8):621, 1998.
Salomon B: “Landmines.” Journal of Emergency Medicine, 16(2):237,1998.
Salomon B: “The Perfect Poem.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 33(2):239,1999.
Salomon B: “The Patient’s Best Interests.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 6(3):238,1999.
Salomon B: “The Cleaning Lady’s Lament.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 6(7):723,1999.
Salomon B: “Dementia.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, l4(8):5l9,1999.
Salomon B: “Poem for the Exhausted.” The Pharo,s 62(3):10,1999.
Salomon B: “For Jonathan(At 31/2 Years). Academic Emergency, 7(3):242,2000.
Salomon B: “The Pillars of Hercules.” Journal of General Internal, 15(8):607,2000.
Salomon B: “The Cost of Doing Business.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 133(1):34,2000.
Salomon B: “The Old Lady in Bed One.” Journal of Medical Humanities, 21(3):176,2000.
Salomon B: “At the Chicago Botanic Garden.” The Pharos, 63(4):50,2000.
Salomon B: “Half My Life is Stat.” Academic Emergency Medicine, 8(1):60,2001.
Salomon B: “Grateful.” Mediphors No. IS, p.48,2001.
Salomon B: “This Poem Was Written at Noon.” The Pharos, 64(2):53,2001.
Salomon B: “Waiting room pastoral.” The Lance,t 35:1630,2001.
Salomon B: “Procedure.” The Lancet, 357(9267):1539,2001.
Salomon B: “The Wife.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 134(7):593,2001.
Salomon B: “For Jonathan(At 5 Years).” Academic Emergency Medicine, 8(6):615,2001.
Salomon B: “Triple Zero.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 3 8(2):186,2001.
Salomon B: “The Finished Product.” Annals of Internal Medicine, l35(5):376,2001.
Salomon B: “Admission.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 38(3):344,2001.
Salomon B: “The surgeon’s dance.” The Lancet, 358(9299),2001.
Salomon B: “Empty Skies: 9/11/01.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 39(1):4,2002.
Salomon B: “Call It.” (with commentary) Journal of Medical Humanities, 23(3/4):259,2002.

Book Reviews
“House Calls, Rounds, and Healings:A Poetry Casebook” by David Scheidermayer. Academic Emergency Medicine 8(4):829,1997.
“Taking the History” by David Watts, The Pharos, 63(2):46,2000.

Newspaper Articles
Salomon B: “Life and Death on the Trauma Unit.” Chicago Tribune, 1/25/93.
Salomon B: “Focusing on the face of brutality.” Chicago Tribune, 10/16/94.
Salomon B: “Social Ills Strain Hospital’s ER.” Chicago Sun-Time,s 8/6/95.
Salomon B: “The Way We Were.” Chicago Tribune, 2/12/95.
Salomon B: “Final Offer? Surgeons for sale.” Chicago Tribune, 6/2/2000.

Invited Lectures 

“Literature and Medicine,” the National Humanities in Medicine Summer Seminar at Georgetown University, 1986.

“Ethics in the Emergency Department,” Center for Clinical Ethics, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1991.

“Domestic Violence,” Center for Clinical Ethics, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1995.

“Ethics and Emergency Medicine,” for Northwestern University Residency in Emergency Medicine, Evanston Hospital, 1992.

“Missed Diagnoses in Emergency Medicine,” Grand Rounds of Northwestern University Residency in Emergency Medicine, Evanston Hospital, 1994.

“Death in the Emergency Department,” Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course, Lutheran General Hospital, 1998; Resurrection Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 2000; Grand Rounds for Northwestern University Residency in Emergency Medicine, Evanston Hospital, 2000.

“Neurological Emergencies,” Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Board Review Course, 1993-2001.


Alpha Omega Alpha
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
Illinois College of Emergency Physicians
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities


Poetry Prize, Annals of Internal Medicine 2001.
Editor’s Prize, The Pharos 2000.
Honorable Mention, creative writing contest, Journal of General Internal Medicine 2001
Finalist and Honorable Mention, creative writing contest, Journal of General Internal Medicine 2000
Finalist, creative writing contest, Journal of General Internal Medicine 1999
Mulroy Award for excellence in Emergency Medicine, 1991
James Scholar, UIC College of Medicine
Semi-finalist, Outstanding Senior Medical Student Award, IJIC College of Medicine,1987
Cum laude in General Studies, Harvard University, 1983
John Harvard Scholarship, 1983
Agassiz Certificate of Academic Merit, Radcliffe College, 1983
The Armstrong Prize for Writing, Amherst College, 1980