Bonnie Salomon

Lecturer, Philosophy


University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, MD, 198 7
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, AB, 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
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
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 Medicine 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
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 Medicine
Salomon B: “Emergency Department Fugue.” Annals of Emergency Medicine
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,
Salomon B: “The Cleaning Lady’s Lament.” Academic Emergency Medicine
Salomon B: “Dementia.” Journal of General Internal Medicine l4(8):5l9,1999.
Salomon B: “Poem for the Exhausted.” The Pharos 62(3):10,1999.
Salomon B: “For Jonathan(At 31/2 Years). Academic Emergency Medicine
Salomon B: “The Pillars of Hercules.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 
Salomon B: “The Cost of Doing Business.” Annals of Internal Medicine
Salomon B: “The Old Lady in Bed One.” Journal of Medical Humanities
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 Lancet 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
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

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

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-Times 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,
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